The Literacy Council recently received a Significant Partner Grant from the Rotary Club of Frederick to build our capacity for a sustainable program in collaboration with the business community. The purpose of the Literacy Council’s workplace program is to empower lower literate employees to find and keep sustainable employment, thereby lifting themselves out of poverty, becoming eligible for lower health care costs, and ultimately changing their lives and 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 the past three years, the Literacy Council has been conducting workplace classes for kitchen workers in several downtown Frederick restaurants, and most recently at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant. Our workplace restaurant English classes have been popular with both employers and employees, and we will continue to expand this program.
We are seeking interested small to mid-size businesses in restaurant/food service or landscaping that would like to work with us to support workplace English classes for their employees. The instructional content will focus on English speaking and comprehension, with an emphasis on workplace vocabulary, workplace skills, interaction among staff, and overall basic conversation skills.
As part of this capacity building effort, we are seeking a part-time Workplace Literacy Program Coordinator (update – this position has been filled) to promote, help develop, and organize the classes and a part-time Workplace Literacy Program Instructor to conduct the classes. Please click on the position names 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.