COM Adult Education earns Texas LEARNS honors

Posted on: February 15, 2012


Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (Texas LEARNS), an adult education and family literacy collaboration, gave College of the Mainland Gold Level recognition for meeting all performance measures in 2010-11 for Adult Education and for EL Civics.

Texas LEARNS State Director Joanie Rethlake awarded the programs during the organization’s annual business luncheon, for the second straight year.

 “We are really proud to once again receive recognition for the hard work and accomplishments of our students and faculty,” COM Director of Adult Education Joshua Hayes said. “The dedication and achievement of our students is a credit to themselves, their families, and our community.”

There are 11 different cohorts based on ability level, with six for ESL and five for GED. COM serves more than 1,900 students through these programs.

For nearly 40 years, COM has provided GED preparation and ESL classes to Galveston County and the surrounding communities through partnerships with area schools, churches and social-service providers.

The College provides tuition-free classes to adults and out-of-school youth, offering a second chance to improve their future, advance in the workplace, continue their education and learn to live in a new country.

COM currently has partners at 24 locations throughout the area.

The Texas LEARNS’ mission of adult education and family literacy is to ensure that all adults who live in the state have the skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community.

For more information about COM’s Adult Education Department, call 409-933-8130 or visit

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