English and Digital Skills Training

Apply now for our Spring class. The next session of our English for Job Search class will be:
April 10 to June 5, 2023
Monday, Wednesday, AND Friday
Mondays are IN PERSON at The Welcoming Center. Wednesdays and Fridays are ONLINE.
Apply by March 20, 2023.

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.