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Taking GED Students to the next level


Texas Leadership Consortium for Special Populations coordinated efforts with El Centro College and Houston Community College System to create a model for GED students to transition from ABE programs to technical certificate and associate degree programs using a method similar to the Tech Prep model. Funding for this project is provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB), Carl Perkins Statewide Leadership grant.

The project design required that each college recruit ABE participants from the community at-large or from their community partners such as the local school district alternative high school programs. Once enrolled in the Project, students are given the opportunity to attend an introductory computer or health careers course at no cost!