Integrated Basic Education Skills Training

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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 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. 

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

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Information TechnologyMedical Health Classes Other programs may be offered upon funding availability must attend Smart Choice.

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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


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 Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc. 

Where are the classes held?

We have 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 Certified Nursing Assistant Class?
  • Immunization records**
  • Varicella 1st dose
  • Varicella 2nd dose
  • Hep B series
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) results within 1 year

**Immunization records must include TB test results not older than 1 year, and the Hepatitis B 3-shot series which may take up 6 months to complete for those students who do not have record of the Hepatitis B immunization.

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800 Quintana Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78211

4551 Dietrich Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78219

2189 FM 758
New Braunfels, Texas 78130