Employment Class Lessons
Employment is a crucial component of starting a new life in the United States. Finding a job can be a difficult and trying process. To help refugees navigate the job market the IRC Seattle offers an ESL Employment Class. Two classes are offered twice a week and are tailored to meet the various English language levels and needs of the students. Topics include basic employment vocabulary, resume development, interview skills, and how to fill out an application.
On July 16th, the IRC Seattle partnered with the King County Library System (KCLS) to host a Library Card and Technology Workshop. By means of the King County Library mobile TechLab, the IRC and KCLS introduced refugee job seekers to the resources that are available at the King Country Library. At this workshop, refugees signed up for library cards and were given an overview of the library system. They learned how to check out books, login to their account, and shown how to navigate the KCLS website. Most notably, the refugees were introduced to the KCLS resume builder. From their online account, refugees can update and create new resumes as they gain more knowledge and experience in the U.S. job market.
The IRC Seattle and the Employment Class look forward to the next workshop which is scheduled with the Seattle Police Department. At this workshop the Seattle Police Department will highlight the role of the department and the community in public safety. They will also provide an overview of the job duties of a Police Officer. The IRC and the Seattle Police Department hope to inspire and provide information to those who wish to pursue a career as a civil servant.
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