Adult Education Department is an integral component of Workforce Connections in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Adult education includes a wide range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major program areas are Adult Basic Education, Adult High School and GED® Preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), CARIBE Refugee Program, Citizenship, Family Literacy, Farmworker Career Development Program, Career Pathways and Volunteer Tutoring. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.