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Learning on the Job

The Cambridge Community Learning Center’s Workplace Education program brings ESOL classes right into Cambridge companies, making it easier for employees to attend. Instruction includes English language skills (ESOL) and transition to college reading, writing, and math. Instruction is designed to meet the needs identified by employers and employees.

Workplace Education at MIT

Currently in collaboration with MIT, CLC offers ESOL classes for employee of MIT who are part of the Division of Comparative Medicine. This program prepares and helps students to succeed in acquiring English Language skills and to prepare for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification exam. The industry-recognized certification helps workers to advance on the job and provides access to higher compensation and potential promotions.

The Community Learning Center has provided workplace education classes for staff from:

  • Hospitals and health care facilities, including Mount Auburn Hospital, Neville Center, Cambridge Hospital, Spaulding Hospital, and Sancta Maria.
  • Child care centers, including City of Cambridge preschools, and Head Start
  • The hospitality and food service industry, including John Harvard Brew House, Casablanca, Whole Foods, and The Inn at Harvard.

For information on CLC’s Workplace Education program, contact  Maria Kefallinou , CLC director, at (617) 349-6363, mkefallinou@CambridgeMA.Gov

Learning English and Preparing for College at the Workplace

  • Roule Momoint

    Roule Momoint

    Workplace Class Sets Roule Mompoint on Her Way to College

    Roule Momoint came from Haiti to the United States, where she became a nursing assistant and secretary for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). That is where she and 74 other employees from CHA and Spalding Hospital Cambridge are moving up the education and career ladder by taking advantage of the Cambridge Community Learning Center’s Cambridge Healthcare Worker Education Partnership program, which offers ESOL classes and a college prep class on site during the work day. Thirteen students have gone on to college, many on scholarship.

  • Lina Beauge

    Learning English at Work

    Workplace Class Gives Lina Confidence

    Lina Beauge came to the U.S. from Haiti 25 years ago with a high school education, but no diploma and no English skills. After studying English in a Community Learning Center Workplace Education class for five years at the Neville Center nursing home where she works as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Lina is continuing her education through CLC’s Adult Education program. She has set her sights on earning her GED and becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. “I was embarrassed to speak English when I started the classes at work,” Lina recalls. “I let my kids talk for me. Now, I prefer to talk for myself!” The class has also helped Lina use more verb tenses and has greatly increased her vocabulary and her confidence in using English, spoken and written

  • Luis Pena

    Learning English at Work

    CLC Class Gives Luis Pena a Shot at the American Dream

    Luis Pena came to the United States in 1988 as a 19-year-old with a heart full of hope, but no education at all. By 1998, he was working in the housekeeping department of Mount Auburn Hospital, where he attends the Workplace Education ESOL class that CLC conducts at the hospital. For adults, learning a second language without the foundation of literacy is a daunting challenge, but Luis has persisted. His spoken English has become fluent, and he has learned to read and write. Now married with two children, he received a promotion to the hospital’s engineering department and bought a house, and he became a U.S. citizen this year. Through hard work, determination, and help from the Community Learning Center, Luis is realizing his dreams of a better life in America.

Roule Momoint

Workplace Class Sets Roule Mompoint on Her Way to College

Roule Momoint came from Haiti to the United States, where she became a nursing assistant and secretary for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). That is where she and 74 other employees from CHA and Spalding Hospital Cambridge are moving up the education and career ladder by taking advantage of the Cambridge Community Learning Center’s Cambridge Healthcare Worker Education Partnership program, which offers ESOL classes and a college prep class on site during the work day. Thirteen students have gone on to college, many on scholarship.

Learning English at Work

Workplace Class Gives Lina Confidence

Lina Beauge came to the U.S. from Haiti 25 years ago with a high school education, but no diploma and no English skills. After studying English in a Community Learning Center Workplace Education class for five years at the Neville Center nursing home where she works as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Lina is continuing her education through CLC’s Adult Education program. She has set her sights on earning her GED and becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. “I was embarrassed to speak English when I started the classes at work,” Lina recalls. “I let my kids talk for me. Now, I prefer to talk for myself!” The class has also helped Lina use more verb tenses and has greatly increased her vocabulary and her confidence in using English, spoken and written

Learning English at Work

CLC Class Gives Luis Pena a Shot at the American Dream

Luis Pena came to the United States in 1988 as a 19-year-old with a heart full of hope, but no education at all. By 1998, he was working in the housekeeping department of Mount Auburn Hospital, where he attends the Workplace Education ESOL class that CLC conducts at the hospital. For adults, learning a second language without the foundation of literacy is a daunting challenge, but Luis has persisted. His spoken English has become fluent, and he has learned to read and write. Now married with two children, he received a promotion to the hospital’s engineering department and bought a house, and he became a U.S. citizen this year. Through hard work, determination, and help from the Community Learning Center, Luis is realizing his dreams of a better life in America.

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