Accelerate TEXAS Week Events

Accelerate TEXAS

Advancing Adult Students into Careers

Integrating basic skills with career and technical pathways to help adults acquire skills and certificates in high-demand occupations at 17 community colleges and college districts.

Lucretia Murphy
Senior Director
617.728.4446
lmurphy@jff.org

Accelerate TEXAS Week Events

Please follow #AccelerateTX to stay up to date.

Alamo Colleges

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  • I-BEST Open House, Tuesday 11/11, 9-11a.m., Westside Education & Training Center, 563 SW 40th Street, San Antonio
    Dr. Zaragoza, Alamo Colleges Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, will be addressing the group and Alamo I-BEST Coordinator, Vincent DiBlasi, will be outlining the progress of the program. Event for: Region 20, Family Services, and DARS as well as students, faculty, and administers from the colleges
  • I-BEST Information Session, Tuesday 11/11, 9-11a.m., Westside Education & Training Center, 563 SW 40th Street, San Antonio
    Alamo I-BEST Coordinator, Vincent DiBlasi, will be meeting with the AEL Alamo Consortium at the offices of Education Service Center Region 20 to provide additional information to AEL faculty and staff and to strengthen the alignment of services between AEL and postsecondary education and workforce training programs.

Blinn College

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  • Celebrate Accelerate TEXAS Reception, Monday 11/10, 9:30a.m, Bryan Adult Learning Center
    Event for: all daytime Bryan adult GED students, Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions, WIA representatives, Blinn personnel, media
  • Celebrate Accelerate TEXAS Reception, Monday 11/10, 7:30p.m, Bryan Adult Learning Center
    Event for: all evening Bryan adult GED students, Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions, WIA representatives, Blinn personnel, media
  • Celebrate Accelerate TEXAS Reception, Wednesday 11/12, 10a.m., Brenham Community Education Center
    Event for: all daytime Brenham adult GED students, Brazos Valley Workforce Solutions, WIA representatives, Blinn personnel, media

Laredo Community College

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  • VAST Seminar, Wednesday 11/12, 10a.m., De la Garza Building DG108 (informational flyer: English, Spanish)
  • VAST Seminar, Thursday 11/13, 6p.m., De la Garza Building DG108 (see above flyer)
  • Accelerate TEXAS Week Brunch, Friday 11/14, 9:30a.m., De la Garza Building DG101 (informational flyer) - please register

Lone Star College - Conroe Center

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  • Accelerate TEXAS Week A Fast Track to a Great Career Presentation, Thursday 11/13, 12p.m. (informational flyer)

South Texas College

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Events at STC Pecan Plaza, 2621 W. Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX. Call 956.872.3589 or 956.872.2078 for more information. (informational flyer)

  • Accelerate TEXAS Week Awareness Fair, Monday 11/10, 9a.m.-2p.m.
    The community and Continuing Education students are invited to attend Accelerate TEXAS program orientations. Interested parties will be evaluated to determine eligibility.
  • Informative Session: Student Q&A, Tuesday 11/11, 12p.m.
    Accelerate TEXAS graduates will share their success stories and offer tips. Employers will also be in attendance to talk to students about industry expectations. Attendees will have a chance to ask graduates and employers questions.
  • Open House, Thursday 11/13, 8a.m.-3p.m.
    Get the full student experience. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit in and participate in one of South Texas College’s Accelerate TEXAS classes.
  • Meet and Greet, Friday 11/14, 11a.m.-1p.m.
    Students and their families are invited to attend a reception. Attendees will have a chance to meet Accelerate TEXAS faculty, staff and administrators. Students' achievements and family support will be highlighted.

Southwest Texas Junior College

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All events are for former/current/prospective students and the public.

  • Accelerate TEXAS Week Mayoral Proclamation, Tuesday 10/28, 6p.m, Uvalde
  • Open House, Tuesday 11/11, 10a.m. & 7p.m., Del Rio & Uvalde
  • Open House, Wednesday 11/12, 10a.m., Hondo, Crystal City, & Carrizo Springs
  • Open House, Wednesday 11/12, 7p.m., Crystal City & Carrizo Springs
  • Open House, Thursday 11/13, 10a.m. & 6p.m., Eagle Pass

Tarrant County College District

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Events are for all consortium ABE/ASE and ESL students, community partner literacy program students, other TCCD literacy students

  • Transitions to Career and Training Education Information Session, Wednesday 11/5, 6-8p.m., Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
  • Transitions to Career and Training Education Information Session, Friday 11/7, 9-11a.m., UTA Continuing Education and Workforce Services Building
  • Transitions to Career and Training Education Information Session, Wednesday 11/12, 2-4p.m., Northeast Campus Haltom City Site

Texarkana College

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  • Dessert Reception for Accelerate TEXAS Week, Tuesday 11/11, 3-4p.m., Career Education Center Lobby, open to everyone. The Mayor will present a proclamation and local media will be in attendance.

Victoria College

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  • Student Information Sessions, Wednesday 11/12, 8:30a.m. & 6:30p.m., VC Adult Education Center
  • Accelerate TEXAS Employer Reception, Wednesday 11/12, 1:30p.m., VC Academic Building Room 101
  • Publishing student success stories on our homepage, Friday 11/14