The English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE) program provides education services that enable adult English language learners who are adults, including professionals with degrees and credentials in their native countries, to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States.
The ELCATE program includes instruction in literacy and English language acquisition, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation, and workforce training, and is designed to (1) prepare adults who are English language learners for, and place such adults in, unsubsidized employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency; and (2) integrate with the local workforce development system and its functions to carry out the activities of the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), program. For more information see the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II, Section 243, IELCE Program, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014) at ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/wioa-reauthorization.
ELCATE is comprised of two levels that correspond to National Reporting System (NRS) EFLs 5 and 6. One Literacy Completion Point (LCP) is awarded for each EFL completed.
|5 High Intermediate
||ESL Level 5
||ESL Level 6
Completion of EFLs must be measured by approved assessments in accordance with Rule 6A‐6.014, F.A.C. at flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=6A-6.014. Please view the Adult Education technical papers at fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/adult-edu/technical-assistance-papers.stml for additional information on assessment procedures and approved assessments.
Students enrolled in the ELCATE course must be enrolled simultaneously in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course to meet the requirements of the IELCE program. Students enrolled in the Adult ESOL course and wish to enroll in the ELCATE course must first withdraw from the Adult ESOL course. For a list of Career Certificate programs, students may visit the most current College Catalog at fscj.edu/catalog-archives.
In order to enroll in the English Literacy for Career and Technical Education program, student must:
- Be 16 years of age or older, including professionals holding a secondary or post-secondary degree or credential.
- Demonstrate English language skills between NRS levels 5 and 6 as measured by FLDOE-approved assessments.
Need More Information? Contact:
Downtown Campus ESOL Office
101 West State Street, Building A, Room 2101
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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