The Literacy Council is expanding its Workplace Literacy Program in collaboration with employers in Frederick County from the hospitality and restaurant industries to support English language classes for their employees. The purpose of the program is to empower limited English language proficient employees to find and keep sustainable employment, contributing to achieving greater financial stability and impacting the lives of their families. The program will also help employers identify and retain an educated workforce and reduce turnover, thereby strengthening the entire economic fabric of the community.
For several years, the Literacy Council conducted workplace classes for kitchen workers from downtown Frederick restaurants and Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant. A weekly class for restaurant workers meets at the Literacy Council office. Recently this program has expanded to include workers in the hospitality sector from local hotels. The instructional content focuses on English speaking and comprehension, with an emphasis on workplace vocabulary, workplace skills, interaction among staff, and overall basic conversation skills.
To support this initiative, the Literacy Council seeks experienced ESL instructors to join a collaborative team who display a high degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, a belief in lifelong learning, and a strong commitment to adult learners. As part of this capacity building effort, we are seeking applicants for part-time Workplace Literacy Program Instructors to conduct the classes. Please click on the position name to see the job description details.
For more information, contact Laurie Fisher, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Frederick County. (301) 600-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.