Blending short term vocational training, job readiness and ESL is a best practice we see across the refugee employment network.
When the trainings also respond to employer needs and engage employers in the design and implementation, they boost both job development success and client self-sufficiency.
Caritas of Austin, TX developed a series of picture vocabulary guides in a number of client languages for use in their short term training programs focused on entry level hotel housekeeping and food service careers. The guides have been very well received by employers and clients.
- Clients find them helpful for learning English and communicating with guests.
- Employers have been able to use them to facilitate supervisory conversations. They perceive them as a valuable resource provided by a valued partner helping them meet their hiring and employee objectives.
These great picture vocabulary guides are once again available for donwload at Higher’s website.
Click here to find versions in multiple languages. We hope to make additional language versions available later, so stay tuned.
A recent webinar highlighting Job Readiness Class Models offered several great resources and field experience that will be highlighted in blog posts over the next several days.