Bilingual Career Training
As a non-native English speaker, you have an advantage over many job applicants in some growing and in-demand industries. Certain career paths require bilingual speakers to fulfill their job functions and serve diverse populations. Your native language skills set you apart. With our new Bilingual Career Trainings, you will learn to master the English language and the career skills needed to qualify for positions in general office, healthcare, manufacturing, and HVAC industries. These convenient online certifications provide the perfect adult education training solution for busy parents and professionals balancing multiple priorities.
All four programs are approved for funding by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), a government funded grant program paying for the cost of re-training unemployed or underemployed workers. For more information, and to see if you qualify for funding, visit www.govst.edu/wioa.
Career-specific ESL Training
Bilingual (ESL) programs have two components: Self-paced courses in English and ESL lab.
1. Self-paced courses in English.
2. ESL Lab allows and provides students to learn and review the material to improve comprehension, pronunciation, and overall speaking in English in a small group environment. ESL Lab can foster confidence while mastering the content knowledge!
What level of English do I need for a bilingual WIOA Program?
You will be required to have at least intermediate level of English. You may try to take a free online English proficiency test here. Level B1 or above are recommended.
Career Training Options
Program options include:
Certified Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (Vouchers Included)
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) is one of the most valuable credentials an administrative professional can hold. This course will prepare you for the CAP exam, offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), and Microsoft Master certification. You will learn the fundamentals of workplace administration, including organizational communication, records management, and human resources. You will then learn advanced skills for using programs in the Microsoft Office 2019 suite. Upon course completion, you will receive prepaid vouchers to take the CAP exam and the MO-201 (Excel), MO-101 (Word), MO-300 (PowerPoint), and MO-400 (Outlook) exams. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility.
Computers control much of the world today. The manufacturing industry is no exception, and you can make yourself an indispensable part of the future of manufacturing by training to become a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist. This online CNC Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your career quickly. The course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary to perform CNC machining, including math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding.
CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding
Train for Medical Office Administration, Medical Billing and Medical Coding. Medical office administrators combine organizational skills with ethics and compassion to ensure the smooth operation of medical facilities. Many also perform medical billing and coding procedures in clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. This comprehensive online course will prepare you for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). You will gain key skills needed to succeed as a medical office administrative assistant, including medical office management, medical terminology and medical billing and coding.
HVAC/R Technician (Voucher Included)
Start a career in the HVAC/R industry by learning about service, repair, and solutions from in-depth materials, including service call simulations that bring concepts to life. By course completion, you will be ready to pass all 17 HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certificates, the EPA 608, and the NATE Ready to Work Certificate. You will also receive a voucher package for the HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certificate exam and EPA 608 Certification exam.
Who would benefit from Bilingual Career Training?
Adults who are fluent in a language like Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, or others who have the desire to learn career-specific English and learn new career skills.
What is the process to enroll?
Students who wish to enroll using WIOA funds will need to contact the nearest WIOA Office and schedule an orientation. Just enter your zip code for the office nearest you! If you wish to self-pay, you may also contact Michelle Sebasco at firstname.lastname@example.org to be registered with a credit card or visit our Ways to Pay page for payment options.
Career-specific English Instruction: Akiko Ota, Ed.D, Director of the English Language Learning Center
Course Delivery and Enrollment
Career training is delivered 100% online, and English language training is delivered virtually.