Workforce Training/Career Pathways

Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Refugee/Entrant Vocational Educational Services Training (REVEST) Program

In existence since 1999, this comprehensive program of adult education credit and non-credit courses is designed to improve the employability of eligible clients. The REVEST program provides adult refugees of all nationalities with English language training, adult basic education, vocational courses, referrals to other service agencies, transportation and childcare subsidies, and help with evaluation of foreign-earned credentials. Read more.

Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ

Certificate Program and AAS in Early Childhood Education

Students need career opportunities on the way to completing an English Language Learning academic program. This program allows students to earn a national credential in Childhood Development while continuing their language development. It also provides incentives to continue on to attain an Associate’s degree. Read more.

Pima Community College
Tucson, AZ

Transition to Jobs

Run by a dedicated team of volunteers, this program provides support for immigrant and refugee residents who need assistance transitioning to college-level education and job training programs that lead to a living wage.The program features an Immigrant College and Career Navigator who advises students on aspects of job readiness and college knowledge that specifically applies to immigrants.From 2013 to 2016, nearly half of the participants got jobs in accounting, business,chemistry, and a variety of other professionals fields; while others entered job training programs, continued their education, or were placed in volunteer positions. Read more.

Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Career Pathways

This innovative program offers non-native English speakers, immigrants, GED students, and developmental education students an accelerated path to build their academic, language, and job skills concurrently. Students take a contextualized academic skill-building support course in tandem with their college classes to earn a Career Pathways credential, usually in just 6 to 9 months. Over six years, more than 80% of students enrolled earned an industry-recognized credential and nearly 90% continuned their education and/or went to work. Read more.

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Olympia, WA

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST challenges the traditional notion that Basic Skills adults need years of remediation before being introduced to and enabled to master college level work. The I-BEST program is run throughout the publicly funded 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state, and is supported by and coordinated through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The program integrates basic academic skills and specific occupational skills leading to high-need jobs in the labor market. Read more.