M State prepares new Americans for workforce

new americans.inddThe college’s second New American Workforce Readiness course will be offered beginning Thursday, Jan. 21, on the Moorhead campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

The course, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through March 17, teaches new Americans  workplace skills that will prepare them to apply for and succeed in jobs.

The course is free of charge, but registration is necessary. Before registering, participants must be assessed at Moorhead’s Adult Basic Education office by Jan. 11 to ensure they have English skills at the Advanced ELL level.

Amy Hochgraber, M State’s Custom Training Services director of business & industry, said participants in this fall’s session showed dramatic improvement in their academic and resume-writing skills.

“I believe the updated resumes will play a tremendous role in the students’ opportunities for workplace growth and placement,” Hochgraber said.

In addition to resume building, the course includes:

  • Math skills
  • Language skills
  • Technical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Safety
  • General industry skills for a variety of entry-level positions

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate during a graduation ceremony March 17.

For more information or to register, contact Hochgraber at 218.846.3766 or amy.hochgraber@minnesota.edu.

The course is limited to 20 students age 18 and older.

Posted in News on January 6, 2016 at 2:05 pm