Career Pathways Initiatives Under TWC AEL
See more information in the Career Pathways Frequently Asked Questions.
Integrated Education and Training
Accelerate Texas is a shared initiative between the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Accelerate Texas’ objective is to build capacity and expand deployment of career pathways programs, which support robust employment, higher education transition, skills gains, and secondary completion through demonstrated approaches that integrate system services and leverage community partnerships. TWC and THECB share common program objectives under Accelerate Texas, but each has unique program requirements.
Career Pathways Expansion is TWC’s mentoring project to support both the quality and expansion of integrated education and training programs in Texas.
Texas Adult Completion and Skills Initiative is Texas’s innovative high school completion career pathways program.
Pleasanton Independent School District
Site-Based Workplace Literacy is TWC’s employer-based adult education and literacy initiative that maximizes the power of innovation and partnerships to boost superior business outcomes and realize a competitive advantage for all Texans in the global economy.
AEL grantees across the state are joining with businesses to develop the skills of their workforce through employer based workplace literacy projects. In addition, TWC has funded specific Site-Based Workplace Literacy projects to expand AEL sites and services for employers. Projects implement customized instructional programs, employer outreach and engagement with Local Workforce Development Boards, curriculum development preparation and development of performance-based assessment tools as needed to demonstrate instructional effectiveness.
Southwest Texas Junior College
Integrated EL Civics Education (WIOA Section 243)Integrated English Literacy Civics Education (WIOA Section 243): Integrated English Literacy Civics Education is TWC’s career pathways workforce training initiative for English Language Learners seeking to expand their career and civic participation options. The program is for adult English language learners, including professionals with degrees and credentials in their native countries and includes instruction in literacy and English language acquisition, instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation, and includes Integrated Education and Training.
ESL for Foreign Trained Professionals(Coming Soon)