Helping People Get Back to Work

The District’s CALL program (Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries) will offer a Work Readiness Credential Program, an eight-week session that begins Monday, January 28 through Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library.

The program is designed to help people get back to work and gain the educational and employment skills necessary to make them marketable in today’s challenging economy. The class is free and open to adults reading at a sixth grade level or higher. Classes will be held four to five days per week depending on the job shadowing schedule for students.

The Work Readiness class is designed to assist adult students in earning a Work Readiness Credential. The Work Readiness Credential is the first national, portable certification of workforce readiness. Areas of instruction will include the skills that employers have identified as the most important to entry level job success. These include situational judgment, active listening, reading with understanding and using math to solve problems in the workplace.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will participate in a job shadowing experience at a site identified by CALL staff. Job shadowing offers adult learners an opportunity to see what it’s like working in a specific job. The job shadowing experience can be as brief as a few hours or last a week or more depending on the work site.

Space is limited for this free class. Call 507-3530 for more information or to express interest in being pretested and potentially selected for the Work Readiness Credential Program.

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