Irving ISD teamed up with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas to implement an Entrepreneurship Literacy Program that provides English as a Second Language and industry-specific training to help English language learners develop transferable work skills and skills needed for business ownership. This collaboration was recognized at the state level with the Texas Workforce Solutions Adult Education Literacy (AEL) and Employer Partnership Award, presented at the 22nd Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Houston last week. As part of the award, the Dallas County AEL Consortium received a $30,000 check that will be split among the consortium’s five members including Irving ISD. The program is an 18-week training that includes job shadowing, workforce preparation activities and workforce training. Last year, 106 participants completed the program. Congratulations, Irving ISD AEL.