Unlocking Potential: Empowering English Language Learners to Thrive in the Workplace
At the American Job Center, we are committed to supporting English Language Learners (ELL) in their journey towards career success. Our comprehensive services are designed to help ELL individuals enter and advance in the workplace, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and provide support for their families.
Services for English Language Learners:
We prioritize ELL individuals, ensuring that they receive specialized support and tailored programs to enhance their language proficiency and job readiness.
Language Acquisition Support:
Our dedicated team understands the unique challenges faced by English Language Learners. We provide personalized guidance to help you improve your English language skills, both spoken and written, enabling you to communicate effectively in the workplace.
We offer comprehensive career exploration resources and guidance to help you identify suitable career paths based on your skills, interests, and language abilities. Our career counselors are experienced in assisting ELL individuals and can help you navigate the job market with confidence.
Job Search Assistance:
We provide comprehensive job search assistance, including resume writing, interview preparation, and networking strategies, specifically tailored to meet the needs of English Language Learners. Our team is dedicated to connecting you with employers who value your language skills and can offer employment opportunities that match your qualifications.
If you are looking to enhance your skills or gain new ones, we offer access to a variety of training programs and certifications designed to align with the demands of the job market. These programs provide you with the necessary skills to excel in your chosen field, while also focusing on language development.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and dream of starting your own business, our center provides resources and assistance to help you navigate the process. We offer guidance in business planning, financing options, and support you in leveraging your language skills to succeed as an entrepreneur.
We organize networking events and job fairs specifically tailored to English Language Learners. These events provide a platform for you to connect with employers who value your language skills and are actively seeking diverse talent.
Cultural Competence Training:
We offer cultural competence training programs that aim to improve your understanding of American workplace culture, norms, and communication styles. These programs help you adapt to the professional environment and enhance your chances of success.
Integrated Service Delivery:
The Adult Program is the main provider of services. To further enhance our services, we collaborate with partner organizations specializing in supporting English Language Learners in the workplace. Some of our valuable partners include:
- Assistance for Farmworkers: Proteus operates the National Farmworker Jobs Program, offering migrant and seasonal farmworkers education, vocational training, career placement, and related services to promote self-sufficiency.
- Education and Language Programs: Southeast Community College/Adult Education offers programs for English Language Learners (ELL), GED preparation, citizenship preparation, and high-wage, high-demand vocational training.
- Employment Support: Reemployment Services by the Nebraska Department of Labor assist individuals with resume development, cover letters, job referrals, mock interviews, and job search assistance. Workshops are also available to enhance job search skills.
- High-Demand Vocational Training: Southeast Community College offers training programs for high-wage, high-demand, high-skill occupations, with options for associate degrees, certificates, and entrepreneurship training.
- Literacy and Education Support: Lincoln Literacy provides various programs and services dedicated to enhancing literacy skills, English language proficiency, and overall educational attainment.
We are proud to have staff members at the American Job Center who can speak Spanish. Additionally, we have partnered with LanguageLinc to provide translation services in other languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Farsi, Persian, Dari, French, Hindi, Karen, Kurdish-Bahdini, Surani, Kirmanji, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Translation services are free and can be best provided if notified in advance of your visit, but they are also available for walk-ins.
We have made the effort to translate a significant number of our outreach materials into languages that are accessible for English Language Learners (ELL).
Menu of Services for Adult Program & Dislocated Worker Program Translations:
Youth Employment Support Services (YESS) Translations:
Embarking on your journey towards career success as an English Language Learner is straight forward. Follow these steps:
- Step 1: Contact our center or visit our website to access resources and support materials specifically designed for English Language Learners.
- Step 2: Schedule an appointment with a dedicated ELL specialist who will assess your language skills and career goals.
- Step 3: Work with our specialist to develop a personalized plan that includes language development, career exploration, and job search strategies tailored to your unique needs.
Join the American Job Center today and let us be your partner in unlocking career opportunities as an English Language Learner. We are dedicated to providing you with the support and resources you need to succeed in the workforce.