CTEP at Adult Education Center
We here at the Adult Education Center couldn't think of a more
joyful, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Every day we are
enriched by the lives of our students, who are mainly refugees and
immigrants from around the world establishing new lives here in
Minnesota. Our student population is typically 60% female and 40%
male; largest age group served is 25-44 years of age; and our top
language groups served are Spanish, English, Somali, and Arabic
speakers, in that order. Students here are some of the most
motivated, hard-working, inspiring people we have met and
contribute to our work culture of learning and community building.
The Adult Education Center - Columbia Heights/Fridley (CHF) is one
site location for the eight school district consortium, Metro North
Adult Basic Education: https://www.metronorthabe.org/.
We serve adult learners who are 17 years or older, assisting them
with reading, writing, math, and English listening and speaking
skills. Our free programming helps learners build academic skills
and plan their next steps for post-secondary opportunities or
career pathways. Similar to our students, our staff are a creative
and dynamic bunch of people dedicated to instilling skills and
knowledge that will help our students thrive. Licensed teachers,
literacy assistants, clerical staff, a team of volunteers - and a
CTEP member! - support learners on a daily basis. You would be
serving as a member of the AmeriCorps Community Technology
Empowerment Project (CTEP), which bridges the "digital divide" for
new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St.
Paul. Join our cohort of 35 CTEP AmeriCorps members and help make
the information age accessible to all. CTEP is a project of Saint
Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN). Further help on this page can be
found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Teach basic computer skills, internet/email use
for job search purposes, and Microsoft Word to intermediate and
advanced level learners in our computer lab Teach basic mousing
skills and computer skills to pre-literate level ESL learners
Create additional classes based on learners' interests (social
media, internet safety, etc.) Support all levels of learners when
they are in the computer lab during regular class time Provide
direct support to learners in open computer lab time before and
after classes Plan and present job search skills workshops for
learners Support staff instructors on integrating technology in the
classroom and in their work Orient learners to distance learning
platforms and support them in their studies Recruit and help train
and manage technology volunteers to assist in these tasks
Administer assessments for the North Star Digital Literacy
Standards Assist in the plan for sustainability of these new
digital literacy supports for the site.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of
service , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible ,
Health Coverage , Training .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working
at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Technology , Education , Community and
Economic Development .
Teaching/Tutoring , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Public
Speaking , Social Services , Team Work , Computers/Technology ,
Education , Communications , Leadership , Community Organization