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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The following set of expectations have been put in place to ensure that all students have the opportunity to study in a positive environment.
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.
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.
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.
Language learning cannot be done in class alone. Homework is an important part of TAP classes.
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.
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.
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.
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