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.
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Information TechnologyOther programs may be offered upon funding availability must attend Smart Choice
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.
- 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)
No. IBEST is not based on income qualification to participate.
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.
Yes. Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.
IBEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training such Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.
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
All students interested in IBEST training have to participate in the Smart Choice assessment.
Shot records which can be obtain through the City of San Antonio (if you are from San Antonio)
- 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
It is better to start working on getting the requirements prior to class so that are no delays on your externship. We can discuss in further detail at Smart Choice.
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!
For more information please fill out the inquiry form.
Integrated Basic Education Skills Training
I-BEST @ WCOE
I-BEST @ EETC
I-BEST @ CTTC