The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program helps adults learn new skills by teaching reading, writing, math and English in a variety of different program models. The AEL program helps people get ready for jobs, earn a high school diploma or its equivalent, or prepare for college or career training.
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You can find an AEL provider close to you by calling 800-441-7323 or using the Literacy Providers Directory.
The TWC AEL program and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) work together. Visit the TEA website for more information.
TWC has published a request for applications for AEL providers.
The AEL program offers these initiatives.
Integrated Education and Training
Services designed for a certain job or group of jobs to help adults advance their education or careers. There are three parts: AEL Activities, Workforce Preparation Activities and Workforce Training.
High School Equivalency Subsidy Program
The HSE Subsidy Program helps eligible people 21 and older by paying for their high school equivalency (GED) test fees.
Services that teach people how to use technology for finding, evaluating, creating and sharing information, as well as solving problems that need reasoning and technical skills.
Learning activities from an AEL provider and an employer that work together. The services often happen at the workplace but can take place somewhere else. They help the employer’s workers be more productive.
Services for Internationally Trained Professionals
Services designed to help people who speak another language and have degrees from their home country. These services include getting ready for professional exams to show measure skills, getting advice on the Texas job market and taking English classes connected to specific jobs.
Reading and writing activities that help parents better support their children’s learning.
TWC provides reports on the AEL program. These reports are about educational and employment outcomes.
State Performance Reports
- Adult Education and Literacy Outcome Report to the Texas Legislature for 2022
- Adult Education and Literacy Outcome Report to the Texas Legislature for 2020
- Adult Education and Literacy Outcome Report to the Texas Legislature for 2018