Workforce Division wrote -
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Workforce Development Division. Beginning with just two programs, we have since provided over 20 training and employment services to over 95,000 clients. This year alone, we will be training more than 200 low wage immigrants for careers in hospitality, construction and luxury retail and providing over 475 adults with English literacy skills. Our services are targeted at immigrants living in poverty and are free to those who qualify.
Your generous donation will ensure that the Workforce Development Division can continue to provide quality training and educational services to communities most at need. Thank you for your support!
I have been part of the Workforce Development Division since 2011. As an instructor in the Adult Literacy Program, I teach communication skills many new immigrants need to achieve their American dream. In my three years at Workforce, I have been an instuctor in Chinatown, Flushing, and Sunset Park. I have taught students with basic language needs such as phonics and basic writing as well as helped students apply to college and prepare their resumes. While I have encountered students with varying interests and educational backgrounds, my goal has been to understand their individual needs and help each student to the best of my ability.
Without basic communication skills, many students feel isolated inside their communities. Through the Adult Literacy Program, students begin learning how to communicate with Americans. I enjoy seeing students gain new confidence in themselves. I love listening to students talk about a new neighborhood they've discovered or now they're able to watch an American TV show. When a student begins to talk about pursuing a new career, enrolling in school, or holding a conversation in English, these are the best parts of my job.
Join us May 2015 as we celebrate 40 years together! Event details and updates coming soon. For more information, please contact us at: WF40@cpc-nyc.org