Members of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors have donated $1,250 to help Latino families improve their skills for the workforce.
The grant to the Latino Community Association will help support English classes and tutoring, computer training, help with resumes and applications, translation and interpretation, and referrals to employment and training.
Navigating the Internet is now essential to find job announcements and fill out applications. Many of the adults LCA serves do not regularly use a computer and need training to improve these skills. The language and technology gaps represent a critical challenge for immigrant families to access new work opportunities, increase their incomes, and improve their overall well-being.
During the fiscal year that ended in July, LCA connected 650 individuals to Workforce Education services, and served a total of 4,357 people with its various programs.