Adult basic education topic of discussion for meeting by Accelerate TEXAS
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- November 8, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – The public is invited to attend a meeting on "Advancing Adult Students into Careers" by Accelerate TEXAS on Thursday, Nov. 15 to learn about adult basic education-to-postsecondary pathways.
Accelerate TEXAS is one of three programs administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aimed at helping lower-skilled adults quickly gain the skills and credentials needed to fill high-demand jobs. It is estimated that at least 60 percent of Texas jobs will require a career certificate or college degree by 2020, according to the program.
Sponsored by San Jacinto College and the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce, this meeting will cover the topics of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the community; marketable skills programs; Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Innovation Grant; and Intentional Connections, a college preparatory program.
Community leaders, as well as business and industry representatives are expected to attend. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce, located at 10500 Scarsdale Blvd. in Houston. To find out more about Accelerate TEXAS, visit http://www.jff.org/projects/current/education/accelerate-texas/1471.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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