AEL for Businesses

How the Adult Education and Literacy Program Can Help Your Business

In today’s complex, technology-based workplaces, bridging the gap between workforce capabilities and business needs is crucial. The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Program is a vital, free resource that enhances workforce skills, addressing issues like low literacy that can impact safety, productivity, and team function. This program plays a key role in enabling businesses to compete globally by elevating employee education and training levels.


The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Program offers a variety of programs designed to meet diverse educational and workforce development needs. From high school equivalency to advanced language and college preparation, these programs are tailored to enhance the skill sets of employees and support business growth.

  • High School Equivalency: Classes at no cost, improving employee skills in math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Tailored to help students pass the HiSET exam. Read more about High School Equivalency.
  • English Language Classes: Assisting foreign-born employees in improving their communication skills, crucial for workplace success. Prepares students for citizenship tests, the workplace, and daily living. Read more about English Language Classes through AEL.
  • College and Career Preparation: Preparing workers for college entrance exams or job-related testing like WorkKeys (NCRC), focusing on specific skills needed to score higher on academic tests. Read more about College and Career Preparation through AEL.
  • Workforce Training: Enhancing workforce skills in cooperation with East Central College’s Center for Workforce Development, offering job training opportunities like Certified Nursing Assistant, Introduction to MIG Welding, and Microsoft Office. Read more about Workforce Training below.

Workforce Training Details

The Workforce Training programs offered by the Adult Education and Literacy Program provide targeted, practical training to enhance your employees’ skills in key areas, directly benefiting your business operations.

Career Exploration Courses

Ready For Industry (RFI) classes through eDynamicLearning, covering fields like construction, healthcare, IT, logistics, and manufacturing. These classes include an industry introduction, career opportunities, workplace experiences, current industry trends, terminology, and career pathways.

Career Training Options

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at ECC Union Campus

Comprehensive training covering resident care, fire safety, resident rights, and care for mentally confused residents. Includes classroom and on-the-job training.

General Maintenance Assistant at ECC Rolla North Campus

Training covers basic facility maintenance skills and prepares for roles in various facilities including manufacturing, schools, hospitals, and residential buildings.

Google Career Certificates

Online courses in fields like Project Management, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & E-commerce, and IT Support through Coursera. These courses are available at no-cost to students enrolled in the Adult Education Program.

Learn more about Grow with Google.

Digital Literacy

Includes NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate and Microsoft Office Courses

Contact AEL

We want to help your business succeed!

The AEL program is staffed with caring, patient, and knowledgeable individuals who enjoy helping students reach their short-term and long-range goals.

Contact AEL by email at, or by phone at 636-584-6533