The Adult Basic Skills (ABS) education team in the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development supports the educational needs of Oregon adults by working with community colleges and other ABS providers across the state. Community college partners and other ABS education providers can find information here on state resources supporting this work.
Serving Adult Learners in Oregon
Oregon’s Adult Basic Skills (ABS) programs provide adult Oregonians with the skills they need to support their families, pursue their careers, participate in their communities, and/or further their education.
These programs generally offer instruction in the following areas:
View a list of Oregon providers of Adult Basic Skills.
- English as a second language
- Reading, writing, and math
GED® test credential preparation
- High school diploma preparation
- Workplace skills, including critical thinking, digital literacy, locating and using information, and interpersonal workplace skills
The Role of the HECC
ABS education is supported by Title II of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, which is part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Title II provides federal funds to local providers and supports leadership and training to provide quality basic skills services for adults across Oregon, including English language instruction for adults. The HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development ABS team is responsible for the following:
- Strategic guidance and coordination of ABS programming offered by Oregon’s community colleges and other adult education providers
- Administration of funds
- Technical assistance and professional development
- Monitoring and compliance
- Collection and reporting of performance data
Resources for Oregon Adult Basic Skills Providers
Find information on policies, data, reporting, forms, technical resources, the Reporting Calendar, and professional development to support the education of adult learners.
ABS Provider Resources – Policies and Resources