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 threatens the ability of businesses to compete on a global level.


The Cape Girardeau Adult Education & Literacy program is a FREE resource to 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 employees skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and digital literacy to be used in area industry. Instruction is individualized to meet a student’s needs with instructors who will help students to reach their goals.