Accelerate Texas (ATX) supported through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) aims to meet the growing demand for a highly-skilled workforce by addressing the educational needs of the large, under-skilled or under-employed population in the state. Accelerate Texas programs are designed to integrate or contextualize basic reading, math, and writing skills with entry level workforce training programs. Accelerate Texas programs consist of a coherent series of connected in demand workforce training programs, known as stackable credentials, which allow adults to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment. Between January 2011 and June 2016, over 6200 adults have been served across the state.
By co-enrolling learners in targeted, content relevant remediation in reading, writing, and/or mathematics linked to the goals and learning outcomes of the workforce training program, this integrated career pathway model accelerates completion of workforce training certificates (Level 1 Certificates). Accelerate Texas programs target industries that are important to local and regional economies. By addressing local workforce training needs, Accelerate Texas programs work as effective supply chains for employers in need of skilled labor.
Accelerate Texas is a key strategy to help the state move towards statewide goals under 60x30TX to ensure engagement and success of all Texas residents in postsecondary education programs.
Accelerate TX Common Definition
Accelerate Texas (ATX) Common Definition
Accelerate Texas is a program that includes the following, regardless of administrative origin (THECB or TWC):
All Accelerate Texas grantees should consult their contracts and with grant administrators for specific details regarding funding allowances and restrictions.