RVCC is offering free literacy and English language skills to help individuals prepare for employment in the in-demand food service industry. The Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program will provide free adult literacy and English language education for non-English speakers. Classes will focus on such skills as listening, speaking and writing.
Non-English speaking adults can learn the skills needed to work in the food service industry and obtain a valuable and required industry credential.
A majority of the entry-level restaurant or food service jobs require a ServSafe® Food Handler or an OSHA 10 card. The ServSafe® program, developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of foodservice industry experts, prepares individuals to safely work in the hospitality and retail industry. The OSHA 10 certificate-training program provides 10 hours of training in the areas of appreciation, prevention, avoidance, and reduction of health hazards and safety in the workplace. After completing the literacy program, participants will be eligible to receive either the ServSafe® Food Handler or OSHA 10 certification.
Classes will be online this fall.
In order to be placed into a free ESL or certification class this Fall, you must be signed up for a test. After completion, you will be registered for your ESL class based on your test scores on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Bonnie Scarf for testing and class information at 908-526-1200 x8686 or email@example.com.
For additional information about the free training for adults, including class dates and registration, contact Bonnie Scharf, Literacy Success Coach, at 908-526-1200 x8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
The literacy program is funded by a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act federal grant that provides assistance to adults in gaining the necessary literacy and English skills to participate in workforce training programs and employment.
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