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This bilingual curriculum was developed by job search counselors at a Seattle nonprofit social service agency in conjunction with Washington state's welfare reform initiative, WorkFirst. The workshops were 30-hours long and were given over a 2-week period. The classes were conducted in the students' native language, as well as in English by an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher. The units cover an entire range of work search activities as well as job retention skills and worker rights. Group work is an integral part of the job search workshop. As clients work together and share their concerns, they provide support for each other and develop team work skills that are valued by employers. The workshop is divided into 10 units, plus appendices. Covered topics include the following: an introduction to purpose, topics, and goals of the workshop; cultural differences; changes in welfare laws; the identification of job skills; a description of entry-level jobs; resources for locating job listings; job hunting; application processes; interview practice; resume writing; identifying what employers are looking for; qualities of effective workers; keeping a job; making money, benefits, workers rights, and unions; starting the new job; and changing jobs and career ladders. Useful forms are included. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/KFT)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Job Search Methods, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Attitudes, Worksheets

Author: Ferraro, Carole


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