November 30, 2022

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

CBC Partners with the Education Service Center, Region 2 to Provide Adult Education Classes

Coastal Bend College announced a partnership with the Education Service Center, Region 2 (ESC2) to host the Crossroads Adult Education and Literacy program at the Coastal Bend College Alice site. A signing ceremony will take place Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at CBC Alice.

The Crossroads Adult Education and Literacy program offers, at no cost, the public an opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. Classes to be offered include but not limited to, High School Equivalency Preparation, Texas Success Initiative Assessment Preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), English Literacy Civics (Citizenship), Career and College Readiness, Training in the Industrial, Business, Healthcare fields.

“Coastal Bend College is proud to host the Crossroads Adult Education and Literacy program.  It is our goal to provide resources to anyone interested in furthering their education and establishing a path to a sustainable career,” said Joe Hayen, Director of Continuing Education.  “This program brings a tremendous amount of resources and a variety of educational opportunities.  As we grow the program, students will have the ability to take Career Readiness Continuing Education Training course, while working on their High School Equivalency or learning English,” added Hayen.

This program will promote literacy and adult education in the Coastal Bend College service area.  Students who participate in the program will experience education inside of a college setting and will build confidence toward continuing education and meeting career goals

“Crossroads Adult Education and Training program is excited to be partnering with Coastal Bend College and looks forward to providing high quality opportunities for training and education in the region. By leveraging our talents and resources our two programs can be more effective in their quest to improve the economic base of the Coast Bend region,” said Irene Ramos, Adult Education and Literacy Program Manager.

For more information, call the ESC2 at 361-561-8488, or email them at or visit their website at