As the economy
improves, it is becoming increasingly important that the Alamo Colleges deploy
new ways to train San Antonio’s diverse workforce for high growth and high
demand occupations. The Board and Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges have called
for an assertive and transformational
agenda to expand and build strategic innovations that will increase the
transfer rate of adult basic and lower-level developmental education students
into college credit programs.
The Alamo I-BEST
Training Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers
and students who require basic skill development in order to succeed in
technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is
aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.Individuals
eligible to participate in this program include developmental and adult basic
education students, individuals with limited English, military veterans and
spouses, high school dropouts and others.