TCC Salutes Efforts to Help ABE Students Succeed in College by Celebrating “Accelerate TEXAS Week”

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 12, 2012)

Tarrant County College, one of 19 community colleges across Texas celebrating “Accelerate TEXAS Week,” hosts open house celebrations in honor of the initiative that has already helped more than 2,000 Adult Basic Education (ABE) students at these colleges.

Accelerate TEXAS
programs integrate ABE skills into college pathways so that students gain all the skills and certificates they need to apply for high-demand jobs. Accelerate TEXAS recognizes  that by 2020 at least 60 percent of Texas jobs will require a career certificate or college degree, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Currently, 44 percent of Texans over age 25 have never been to college.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Morning Session
10 a.m. to noon

Evening Session
5 to 7 p.m.


Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX   76119

Students currently enrolled in high-demand technical programs, such as Central Sterile Processing, Ophthalmic Assistant and Pharmacy Technician, who have completed the Continuing Education version of the Transitions to College Success Course will be available to discuss how the program helped them.


Other  colleges participating in Accelerate TEXAS are Alamo Community College District, Amarillo Community College, Austin Community College, Coastal Bend College, College of the Mainland, El Centro College, El Paso Community College, Hill Community College, Houston Community College, Laredo Community College, Lone Star College District, San Jacinto College, South Texas College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas State Technical College, Tyler Junior College, Victoria College and Wharton County Junior College.

Follow Accelerate TEXAS Week on Facebook or contact TCC at 817-515-2584 or 817-515-2535.

Media Contact: 817-515-5212