Howard College AEL Programs Awarded Best In Class

The new AEL Best in Class Award is a performance-driven, quality award focused on a grantee’s performance toward meeting targeted measures, such as measurable skill gains, achieved credentials, and enrollment targets. This year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) presented the $40,000 award to six winners at an annual conference in Dallas. Howard College is proud to say, we were a recipient of one of the six Adult Education and Literacy Performance Quality Improvement Awards. 

Howard College went above and beyond in meeting all of its grant requirements, earning the third top spot in the entire state. Both the Big Spring, and San Angelo campuses benefit from this grant award. The award money will be used to provide additional professional development to our teaching staff, which ensures that Howard College students will receive the highest caliber of teaching. According to Tammy Alexander, Director of Adult Basic Education in Big Spring, some of the training that will be provided to teachers will include conferences like the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) next week in Irving and the Literacy Texas conference in San Marcos in August.  Both conferences will contain a variety of different PD breakouts all related to adult education.  

More information about Howard College Adult Education and Literacy programs can be found on the Howard College website under Academics / Adult Education & Literacy.

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