Texas Workforce Investment Council Survey
Below is a letter from the Director of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, Lee Rector. Mr. Rector is asking that each organization take part in a survey to help identify adult education providers in Texas. The survey is short and confidential.
Two weeks ago, you received a message from the Texas Workforce Investment Council Chairman, Wes Jurey, detailing the importance of the Council’s research on adult education in Texas. In short, the total number of adult education providers in Texas and the numbers of adults they are serving are unknown. This is because a comprehensive list of adult education and literacy providers in Texas does not exist and only the numbers of individuals served by providers who are funded through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) are reported.
To identify the adult education providers in Texas, Council staff has combined the adult education provider directories maintained by numerous literacy coalitions and councils into one consolidated directory. We will be sending an email with a link to an online survey to all of the adult education providers in the consolidated directory asking them important questions about their programs including the number of students they served in the past year. The survey is very short and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. All individual responses will be confidential and only aggregated statewide totals will be published in a report this summer. Once the Council releases the report, we will send you a link so that you can access it.
Texas Workforce Investment Council
Sample Message to Providers
We have recently been contacted by the Texas Workforce Investment Council. This Council assists the legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce development system to promote the development of a well educated, highly skilled workforce for Texas. The Council has requested our assistance in their efforts to determine the contributions made by all adult education and literacy providers in Texas, including nonprofit, volunteer, and religious organizations. On March 26, 2012, you will receive an email containing a link to a short, online survey asking specific questions about your program including the number of students that you served last year.
We encourage you to complete this survey so that the Council can accurately determine the amount of statewide adult education and literacy activities that support those in need of adult education services. The Council is interested in the services you provide to adults (age 16 and older) who are not enrolled in secondary school. These do not include parenting, wellness, bible study classes, or tutoring services for students enrolled in school.