English and Digital Skills Training

Apply now for our Fall class. The next session of our English for Job Search class will be:

Wednesday, October 11 to Friday, December 15th, 2023

Monday, Wednesday, AND Friday.


Mondays and Wednesdays are IN PERSON at The Welcoming Center. Fridays are ONLINE. 

Click here to apply by Friday, September 22, 2023.

(Please still feel free to apply after September 22nd to get onto our waitlist. If there are seats available, we will contact you!)

English for Job Search

English for Job Search is an 8-week class where participants work on improving their English language, digital literacy, and job search skills. ​Participants also get support to pursue training, education, or employment.

What you will learn:

✔️ Develop your English language skills
✔️ Improve your computer skills
✔️ Learn how to search for jobs in the United States
✔️ Meet a community of English learners
✔️ Get personal support


✔️ ​Low intermediate English level or higher
✔️ Looking for a job or ready to start looking for a job

About English (ESOL) for Job Search:

The Welcoming Center’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Digital Skills Training program addresses the linguistic, cultural, and technological barriers to participation that face adult immigrants seeking access to employment and training opportunities in Philadelphia.

The English (ESOL) for Job Search class (previously called “FOCUS: Foundations for Communication in the U.S.”) integrates English language, digital literacy, and career readiness skills, helping students to develop new skills and transfer existing skills to a U.S. work context, so that they may obtain new employment, improve existing employment, or pursue further education and training.

English for Job Search participants are English language learners and immigrants with a low-intermediate English level or higher who would like to find employment, improve their current employment, or pursue further education or training. The program is delivered at no cost to participants.

Our Participants

Participants in the ESOL for Job Search class practice sharing information about their skills, experiences, and strengths. They use digital tools, like Google Docs, to create resumes and presentations. Click on each person’s name below to view their presentation, and get to know about some of our past participants.