Foundations for Communication in the U.S. (FOCUS)


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This is a FREE 12-week course, running from Monday, May 6, 2019 through Friday, July 26, 2019.
Classes will be held 3 days per week, 3 hours per day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

Do you qualify?

To qualify for FOCUS, you must:

  • Be an English Language Learner or immigrant
  • Want to find a job, improve employment, pursue future training
  • Want intensive instruction in computer and technology skills
  • Have Low Intermediate English level (CASAS ~200-210)
  • Have some formal education (8th grade+)
  • Have work authorization in the U.S.

What will you learn?

During this course, you will:

  • Improve your communication and technology skills
  • Learn how to connect with work, education, and training options that match your skills and interests
  • Develop short and long-term career goals
  • Learn strategies and skills for success in job search, workplace communication, and career planning