Workforce Preparation

As workplaces become more complex and technology-based, low literacy creates a gap between the workforce and the needs of businesses. Businesses competing in a global economy require increasingly higher levels of education and training. Low literacy skills among American workers threaten the ability of businesses to compete on a global level.

The Cape Girardeau Adult Education & Literacy program is a FREE resource for the Southeast Missouri community and businesses. Each year the AEL program assists hundreds of students in learning English and preparing for the citizenship test. 

The AEL program can provide classes to improve an employee's skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and digital literacy to be used in the area industry. Instruction is individualized to meet a student’s needs with instructors who will help students reach their goals. 

Students will have access to our Transition Coordinator, who will assist them with skills such as resume writing, soft skills, mock interviews, and digital literacy.