Capital IDEA

Every Step Gets You Closer

Applying is a process that takes time and dedication to complete.
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Step 1: Attend a Career Up

This information session is where you get the details on the programs being offered and it’s also a great opportunity for you to ask questions in person. Sign up today!

CareerUp: Bastrop County

Monday, Oct 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ACC Elgin Campus—Room 1143, 1501 US 290, Elgin, TX, United States 78621


CareerUp: Travis County

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

LifeWorks – East Austin, 835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., Room B102, Austin, TX, United States 78702


Step 2: Application & test sign up

At your CareerUp, you will be given instructions on how to pick up an application packet and sign up for a basic skills test. You'll need to set aside time to complete your application and have it ready to turn in.

Application Process for Capital IDEA program

Step 3: Assessment of basic skills & vocational interest

This step helps us assess your current reading and math levels. In addition, you will complete a vocational interest assessment. Your results will help us build your individual education plan.

Returning to school as an adult can be intimidating.

If you're worried that you might not be ready for college-level courses, we have a program for you! The College Prep Academy can help you with math, reading, and writing. Learn More

Please note, in order to go through The College Prep Academy you must meet a minimum fifth grade reading and math level.
Applying to Capital IDEA
Attend CareerUps

Step 4: Your first interview

Meet with Career Guidance staff who will walk you through the program and:

  • Review your assessment results
  • Customize a plan to successfully balance your life as a full-time student
  • Verify your income qualification & go over your budget
  • Discuss your career goals and any potential challenges
Interview for education program

Step 5: Your commitment interview

In this final interview, a Director will talk with you about your commitment to finish your academic program, your career and how you can give back to the community upon graduation. A final decision on your acceptance will be made at this interview.