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December
2019
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08:22 PM
America/Chicago

STC recognized for AEL excellence

Summary

South Texas College has been presented with TWC’s award for Adult Education Employer Partnerships, recognizing AEL provider efforts in building and expanding partnerships between employers and the AEL program.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has recognized South Texas College for its vital work assisting students so they acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.

Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) programs funded by TWC provide English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.

STC was presented with TWC’s award for Adult Education Employer Partnerships, recognizing AEL provider efforts in building and expanding partnerships between employers and the AEL program.

Olivia De La Rosa, director of Continuing Professional and Workforce Education (CPWE) and Dr. Carlos Margo, associate dean of Industry Training and Economic Development, attended the 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Conference held in Grapevine, Texas on behalf of the college Dec 4-6.

Olivia De La Rosa, Director of Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education
“The award was partnership we built with employers through grants we have received through TWC. In the past year we have worked with large businesses like DHR, and we have served over 61 small businesses through these grants."

 
Olivia De La Rosa, Director of Continuing, Professional, and Workforce Education

“The award was partnership we built with employers through grants we have received through TWC,” De La Rosa said. “In the past year we have worked with large businesses like DHR, and we have served over 61 small businesses through these grants.

“It was very nice to be recognized for the work we do to help these employers,” De La Rosa said.

The 2019 conference, cohosted with the Texas chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, served as a hub for information exchange, groundbreaking concepts, and state-of-the-art methods that affect the entire state.

The conference included over 1400 state and national workforce professionals, members and staff from all 28 Local Workforce Development Boards as well as economic development professionals, state and federal staff, and partners in the workforce system.

“The award was for excellence in adult literacy,” Margo said. “I know several colleges received awards with regards to their efforts and this was specifically with the work and grants that Olivia has received in continuing education.”