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Eight clients in the New American Cities program successfully completed a 12-week training course to improve their English proficiency and prepare them for job placement.

Students were taught general pronunciation and conversational topics, which helps them while attending occupational training and when taking certification exams. These, then, expand their career opportunities.

The training series was facilitated by LSS Pathway Builder Case Manager Gul Rahman Totakhail, and the Continuous Workforce Education Program of FSCJ. The students were awarded certificates of completion on June 10th at LSS.

New American Cities (NAC) at Lutheran Social Services is a career pathways program aimed to serve refugees and immigrants who have been in the United States past their initial resettlement period and are ready for career advancement and upskilling. Clients receive individualized career-focused case management, career development opportunities and trainings, and job placement support.

Out of the eight clients who graduated from the training series, one of them has since completed the Phlebotomy Tech training, while another has recently enrolled in a Medical Assistant training program.

Within the program, specialists help clients enroll in professional and industry-recognized certification programs including Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Tech, Pharmacy, Medical Coding & Billing, C.N.A, IT, Nail Tech, CDL and so on, as per their interest and set goals.

The NAC program is one of several refugee services provided by Lutheran Social Services. Learn more about the refugee program as well as ways to help refugees in our community.

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