Employer-based ESL and Literacy Services

Employer-based ESL and Literacy Services

As part of its Adult Education and Literacy contract with the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Houston Community College is required to offer workplace literacy, workforce literacy and other career pathway programs for adult learners.

Workplace Literacy (WPL) programs are generally offered at an employer’s worksite, exclusively for a specific employer’s workers. The curriculum for Workplace Literacy projects is customized and based on authentic print and other media that are used by workers for their day-to-day health, safety, and environmental work activities. Instructors use authentic media to teach Reading, Writing, Math, and Language skills to workers and simultaneously reinforce the acquisition of the content of the materials.

English as-a Second Language (ESL) options are available.

Critical ingredients for the most successful Workplace Literacy programs include:

  • Strong and active engagement by senior and frontline management
  • Paid time or other financial incentives for employees to attend class
  • Regular and consistent attendance by adult learners

In certain instances, employers may be requested to support the cost of a portion of the instructional expenses associated with Workplace Literacy Programs.

Workforce Literacy (WFL) programs are offered at HCC campuses or other locations exclusively for a specific employer or group of employers’ workers. The curriculum for Workplace Literacy projects is customized and based other media that are used by workers for their day-to-day health, safety, and environmental work activities. Instructors use authentic media to teach Reading, Writing, Math, and Language skills to workers and simultaneously reinforce the acquisition of the content of the materials.

English as-a Second Language (ESL) options are available.

Critical ingredients for the most successful Workforce Literacy programs include:

  • Strong and active engagement by senior and frontline management
  • Paid time or other financial incentives for employees to attend class
  • Regular and consistent attendance by adult learners

In certain instances, employers may be requested to support the cost of a portion of the instructional expenses associated with Workforce Literacy Programs.

To find out more, employers should call 713-718-8379.