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CTEP at Adult Education Center

Company: Americorps
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 .

Terms :

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 .

Skills :

Teaching/Tutoring , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Social Services , Team Work , Computers/Technology , Education , Communications , Leadership , Community Organization .

Keywords: Americorps, St. Paul , CTEP at Adult Education Center, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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