ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

5. Education & Career

Educational and Career Advancement can be pursued in many different ways, depending on individuals’ motivation, assets and circumstances. Access to education – whether through a degree program or formal course of study, a non-credit or enrichment class, or a drop-in workshop—is critical to empowering immigrants’ capacity to progress towards any goal.

Educational achievement and career advancement are two distinct and independent pathways. Many people seek educational advancement for reasons other than an immediate career goal. They may educate themselves in order to better support their children’s education (Providing for Family and Children), to learn how to improve their Health and Well-Being, to obtain Credentials and/or Residency or to increase their capacity for Participation in Civic and Community Life.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

Building Skills Partnership (BSP)
BSP offers classes in computer, financial literacy, citizenship, ESL, literacy, parenting, community engagement, college access. SEIU-USWW union members are given priority, but will accept others if there is room. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Job Training, Employment Training

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CA Nonresident Tuition Exemptions for Refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and Others
Effective January 1, 2018, Education Code section 68075.6 grants an exemption to nonresident tuition for: (1) Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the US Government in Iraq, and who meet certain criteria (2) translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the US Armed Forces, and who meet certain criteria (3) refugees These exemptions only apply to those who settled in CA upon entering the United States. T and U visa holders are also exempt from nonresident tuition.

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California Career Cafe
A Virtual Career Center for California Community College Students. Insights and tools to help you choose a career path. Key Words: Employment, Jobs, Entrepreneur, Vocational Training

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Campbell Adult & Community Education (CACE)
CACE offers Job Training, ESL, Citizenship, Basic Skills, High School Completion and GED/HiSet Preparation. The Career Center offers free academic and career counseling, in-class goal-setting and individualized learning plans. CACE offers open enrollment 4 times a year. Class schedules are flexible, with day, evening, weekend and online options. See CACE Immigrantinfo ESL Class Listing Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Vocational Training, Employment counseling, English as a Second Language

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Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
For more than 25 years, the Center for Economic Mobility has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Center for Economic Mobility is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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Gavilan Fresh Success Program
Fresh Success is a new CalFresh Employment and Training program that provides services to CalFresh recipients at the Community College level. Gavilan College is one of two colleges in the state participating in this program. Fresh Success provides the following services to its participants: * Textbook vouchers *Transportation Assistance * Parking Permits *Emergency Housing * Cap & Gowns * Fingerprinting & TB test * Ed-plan & Career assessment & development *CalFresh Application & Renewal Assistance Eligibility: Santa Clara County resident, Gavilan student receiving CalFresh benefits (not on CalWORKs), and enrolled in an approved program or course. For more information contact Olga Rodriguez or Litricia Garcia at (408) 852-2838 or email orodriguez@gavilan.edu

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Home Health Care Aid Free Certificate Course
Free class at Catholic Charities in collaboration with Foothill College from April 9th - June 6th, 2018.. 104 Hours of Classroom Training ª Job Placement Opportunity ª Learn How To Care for Family Members ª NO COST Class Tuition or Fees ª No Residency Documentation Required For more information CONTACT Irmela Vrankic (408) 325-5171

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Immigrants Rising
Immigrants Rising was created by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to encourage all immigrants, regardless of legal status, to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship. Immigrants Rising provides resources, knowledge and financial support for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status, at any stage of their journey. We provide a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship landscape in the U.S. through webinars, handouts and guides. We plan to add multimedia and additional content related non-profit organizations over the next few months.

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NOVA
NOVA, through its two Job Centers, provides free customer-focused services to the job seekers of San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties. NOVA works closely with local businesses, educators, and individuals to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. Key Words: Employment

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Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA)
The Opportunity Youth Academy offers Santa Clara County students a blended program of teacher-directed instruction and online credit accrual and recovery options. The individualized support of teachers, counselors, navigators, liaisons and access to the services of SCCOE partners from community-based organizations is the hallmark of this unique program. The focus is ensuring that students leave the program with a high school diploma, and a path to college or career. The classes satisfy admission requirements for CA public universities and military service. Offices in: Milpitas, Gilroy, and San Jose

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Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders)
Project SHINE at San Jose State University is an intergenerational and intercultural community learning program. SHINE links community learning students with older immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. In community centers, and other selected sites students tutor elders in English and computer literacy, helping them become more actively engaged in their communities, and teach the U.S. history and civics needed to pass the citizenship exam. Key Words: Allies3, Allies5

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Santa Clara County Trades Orientation Program (TOP)
TOP is now recruiting for a free 130-hour pre-apprenticeship classes to learn construction. This,class will put you on the pathway to apprenticeship and a rewarding career in the high demand construction trades. No experience necessary, just a high school diploma or GED, reliable transportation, the ability to do physical labor, and the commitment to show up on time every day ready to work and to learn. Key Words: Vocational Training, Education, Career Archive 3/13/18 last day to apply

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SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Key Words: Allies1, Allies5

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Work2Future
Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5

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Workforce Institute
For more than 25 years, the Workforce Institute has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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