Workshop-Packed Week for 3A, 3P, CCR-A, & CCR-P Classes

Workforce Readiness workshop series with Workforce 1 for our 3A, 3P, CCR-A, & CCR-P classes just kicked off this Monday with learning in person how to access Workforce 1 Center, and virtually how to conduct a job search the next day. On Wednesday, the students had fun learning how to protect themselves in self-defense workshops with our new partner, Asian Americans for Equality. We hope the workshops helped the students prepare to find a good job and to stay safe.

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Health Workshops

Simon’s 2A and 2P class students participated in health workshops to learn how to describe symptoms of an illness in English and how to read and understand medicine labels. The workshops were provided by our old partner agency, Ryan Health which has always been giving interesting workshops including the nutrition workshops that took place for our 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2P classes 2 weeks ago. We hope that we can have in-person workshops again with their interesting actual materials in the future.

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Virtual First Step Human Services Training – March & April 2022 Cohort

First Step will be offering a virtual training session starting on March 14th. The training will be for six weeks running daily, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, and focuses on women interested in working in the non-profit/ human services setting. The program will run from March 14th – April 22nd. Please look at the flyer below.

Some of the topics covered are included below:

•              Google Suite

•              Salesforce

•              Administering Naloxone

•              De-escalation and Problem Solving

•              Empathy and Active Listening

•              Assertive Communication and Conflict Resolution

Given the online format, the requirements to attend the class are listed below:

•              18 or over

•              Identify as female

•              Have work authorization

•              HS Diploma/GED

•              Have access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and reliable internet

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Resume Workshops

Our new partner, Hot Bread Kitchen visited our school to give workshops to our College and Career Readiness Classes students. The students learned about how to write a resume, especially what the purpose and use of resumes are, how to create a resume that shows experiences and skills, and what should and should not be on resumes. Our students were very engaged and impressive according to the presenter!

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Hot Bread Kitchen’s Career and Bridge Programs

Food Career Program

Gain skills and confidence in and out of the kitchen to prepare you for a career in the food industry.

  • Time commitment: About 25-30 hours per week for 1.5 months 
  • Possible jobs include: baker, prep cook, cashier, food service worker, and pastry assistant
  • Average starting wage: $15/hour

Next cohort starts January 2022!

Facility Management (FM) Program

In partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), this new program is a 4-month training course to prepare you for a job in the fast-growing field of facility management.

  • Time commitment: About 15-20 hours per week for 4 months
  • Possible jobs include: maintenance, custodial/janitorial worker, concierge/customer service, office assistant, purchasing coordinator, facilities assistant 
  • Average starting wage: $16+/hour

English Language

In partnership with LaGuardia Community College, this 8-week program will improve your reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills.

  • Time commitment: 8 weeks of classes, 2 days per week for 1.5 hours
  • Where: Classes meet online (via Zoom)
  • What you’ll learn: new vocabulary, practice speaking in a supportive environment, and build confidence in everyday conversations.

Fall/Winter 2021 dates

  • November 1—December 20, 2021
  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm

Digital Skills

During this course you will gain knowledge and confidence in using your computer. The skills you’ll gain during this 10-week program will be invaluable as you move through our increasingly online world.

  • Time commitment: 10 weeks of classes, 2 days per week for 2 hours + drop-in office hours
  • Where: Classes meet online (via Zoom)
  • What you’ll learn: computer basics and how to utilize Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets and Gmail)

Fall/Winter 2021 dates

  • November 8th, 2021—January 31st, 2022 (excluding 12/27, 1/3, 1/17)
  • Mondays from 3-5pm
  • Thursdays from 2pm-3pm
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