Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST Adult Education Program 

Our program is designed to assist students that may not be college ready gain the skills needed for a college training, without first completing developmental education or High School equivalency (GED).

The Alamo I-BEST 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.


  • Earn a certification in a training field of your career pathway
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/externships & Career services in certain trainings
  • Our Career Navigators case manage all students enrolled in classes.

Smart Choice

If you are interested in any I-BEST program students must attend SMART CHOICE. Please click

Learn about Smart Choice


What is IBEST?

I-BEST stands for Integrated Basic Education Skills Training. It is a program which is funded through a variety of grants. I-BEST is designed to provide on demand workforce training to those who qualify.

Does everyone qualify for the IBEST program

No, not everyone qualifies. If you have an associate degree and/or a bachelor's degree a student would not qualify. If the student has an advanced degree from another country the student does qualify.

What disqualifies someone from IBEST program?

  • Having earned any type of College degree in the United States
  • Not having a right to work in the United States (if bridging into a training)
Is the program based on income qualifications?

No. IBEST is not based on income qualification to participate.

Does it cost anything to be in this program?

No, if qualified, the training is at no cost to the student; however, attendance is top priority to succeed and we hold students accountable for attendance. 

What if I don’t have a GED do I still qualify?

Yes. Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification. 

What training does IBEST offer?

IBEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training such Medical Assistant, Information Technology, etc. 

Where are the classes held?

Due to COVID-19 all classes are being held remotely until further notice. When we resume classes face-to-face these are the different locations.

  • Eastside Education Training Center 
  • Brackenridge Education Training Center 
  • Workforce Center of Excellence 
  • Westside Education Training Center
  • Central Technical Training Center
How to I register for IBEST Training?

All students interested in IBEST training have to participate in the Smart Choice  assessment. 

What are the eligibility requirements to enroll for the Medical Assistant class?

Shot records which can be obtain through the City of San Antonio (if you are from San Antonio)

Immunizations REQUIRED

  • Varicella 1st Dose & 2nd Dose
  • Hepatitis B 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Dose (or Titer)*
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test Results (within 1 year)

Immunization records must include Tuberculosis test result not older than 1 year and entire 3-part Hepatitis B series which may take up to 6 months to complete for student who have not had the immunization. If Hepatitis B series is over 10 years old a Titer (blood test) or booster is required to verify Hepatitis B immunization is currently active

Do I need immunizations on the first day of class?

Yes - all immunizations and shot records must be submitted prior to the first day of class. 

The Adult Education & Literacy Alamo Consortium

The Adult Education & Literacy Alamo Consortium is here to guide you on the path of reaching your education, training, and employment goals. Our vision Success for Adult Learners is all about you. Whether you want to learn to read, obtain your High School Equivalency, learn English, get career training, or prepare to enter college, we have a place for you. Classes are offered at various locations throughout San Antonio and surrounding counties. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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