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  • Tap program orientation fy 2012

    1. 1. Targeted Assistance Program (TAP)
    2. 2.  The TAP program offers English classes that are related to specific jobs. Student practice English while learning skills and cultural behaviors important to working in the U.S. The TAP program is for students who are currently, actively seeking employment with help from an employment manager at IRC or LSS.
    3. 3.  Oral Communication for the Workplace  During the course, students will use and improve listening, speaking, skills in order to: ▪ know the components and importance of effective workplace communication. ▪ communicate effectively in the workplace with colleagues, managers, and customers. ▪ participate effectively in a job interview. ▪ conduct and participate in effective group discussions and meetings.
    4. 4.  WorkKeys  This is an independent, computer-assisted course. During the course, students will use and improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing while improving the following skills: ▪ Problem solving ▪ Critical Thinking ▪ Reading and using written, work-related text ▪ Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems ▪ Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems ▪ Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations ▪ Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically ▪ Additionally, students will learn skills and develop characteristics that are extremely valuable in the American workplace such as: ▪ Using computers for accessing information and learning ▪ Becoming a self-directed, autonomous learner ▪ Setting and accomplishing individual goals
    5. 5.  Program consists of 3 parts :  Classroom theory - 110 hours  Clinical Practice – 45 hours  CPR Training – 6 hours Students are licensed CNAs upon completion. Students are also eligible to take the Geriatric Nursing Assistant’s (GNA) exam.
    6. 6. Targeted Assistance Program
    7. 7.  Students in the TAP program can be referred by Lutheran Social Services (LSS) for non- credit courses and/or non-credit certification programs in Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Montgomery College. Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Automotive Certification Training Building & Construction Computer Applications Child Care
    8. 8.  The TAP program is designed to provide vocational training intended to lead to quick employment. BUT…we don’t want you to be stuck in an entry-level job. Moving up may require getting a degree. If you are interested in learning about your opportunities in higher education, schedule a meeting with Kim to discuss it.
    9. 9.  In order to take TAP classes, students must:  Be enrolled in LSS or IRC employment services. IRC and LSS employment managers will decide if the TAP program is right for you.  Attend classes regularly & complete all homework assignments.
    10. 10.  LSS and IRC provide employment services to all eligible refugees and asylees. LSS works with the refugee center to create training programs that help clients find jobs.
    11. 11.  The following set of expectations have been put in place to ensure that all students have the opportunity to study in a positive environment.
    12. 12.  Language learning takes time, hard work, and DAILY PRACTICE! In recognition of this, TAP program instructors keep strict records of attendance. IRC & LSS all monitor student attendance.
    13. 13.  All students are required to attend at least 90% of classes. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not receive a certificate. If a student needs to miss a class, he or she should notify the instructor and case worker before the class if possible.
    14. 14.  Arriving late disrupts your instructor and other students. Being late is not appropriate in American culture. All students are expected to be seated and ready to work, and return from breaks on time.
    15. 15.  Language learning cannot be done in class alone. Homework is an important part of TAP classes.
    16. 16.  TAP students are expected to complete about two-three hours of homework on the days they are not in class. Failure to complete homework assignments limits student success and disrupts the flow of the class.
    17. 17.  TAP classes are regularly scheduled in the computer labs to take advantage of the latest language learning technology. The labs are a wonderful resource for students and should be respected. Please don’t bring food or drinks into the lab.
    18. 18.  Schedule an appointment with LSS or IRC employment managers. Submit the referral/registration form electronically or bring it to the RTC main office by April 3. Come to class on the first day.
    19. 19.  Oral Communication for the Workplace  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-3pm, April 10 - May 10. RTC room 244 WorkKeys  Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-4pm, April 9 - May 9. ▪ RTC computer lab