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Accelerate Texas program prepares adult students to join workforce - The Galveston County Daily News : Education

October 19, 2014

Career launcher Accelerate Texas program prepares adult students to join workforce

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 1:00 am

TEXAS CITY — A College of the Mainland program is helping adult students get a head start on preparing to join the workforce while preparing to obtain a GED certificate.

The Accelerate Texas program, funded by a $325,000 state grant, just completed its first year at the college. More than 80 percent of the students in the program finished workforce training and obtained a GED, about four times the average completion rate, said Joshua Hayes, director of adult education at the college.

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