Ready to Work

¿Necesitas ayuda para aprender
inglés y conseguir un trabajo?
你需要幫助學習英語和找工作嗎?
Bạn có cần giúp đỡ để học tiếng
Anh và nhận một công việc?
ሥራ ለማግኘት እርዳታ ይፈልጋሉ? እንግሊዝኛ ለመማር እርዳታ ይፈልጋሉ?
Ma u baahan tahay caawimo barashada Ingiriiska?
Ma u baahan tahay caawimaad shaqo raadinta?

RTW Summer Quarter 2019 Registration information now available!

Ready to Work (RTW) was designed for residents who face barriers to learning English and gaining employment. The program combines English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (1-3) with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Participants in the program have moved on to full-time jobs and/or advanced English-language level classes.

Click here to learn more about the history of Ready to Work.

 

Ready to Work - Southeast Seattle

The next quarter starts on June 24, 2019.

Classes take place at: Rainier Beach Library (9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118) and Asian Counseling and Referral Service (3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144)

If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact: Ingrid at (206) 695-7553 | ingridc@acrs.org or Getu at (206) 805-8950 | getuh@acrs.org

Please help us with outreach by posting these flyers in your community:
አማርኛ (Amharic) | 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) | English
af Soomaali (Somali) | Español (Spanish) | Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

 

Ready to Work - North Seattle

Please call (206) 782-2050 for more information on the next quarter.

Classes take place at: Literacy Source (3200 NE 125th St. Seattle, WA 98125)

If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact: Meskerem at meskerema@literacysource.org or Taiko at taikoa@literacysource.org.

Please help us with outreach by posting these flyers in your community:
አማርኛ (Amharic) | 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) | English
Español (Spanish) | ትግርኛ (Tigrinya)

አማርኛ Amharic/简体中文 Simplified Chinese/Español Spanish/ትግርኛ Tigrinya - full page flyer

አማርኛ Amharic/简体中文 Simplified Chinese/Español Spanish/ትግርኛ Tigrinya/русский язык Russian - quarter page postcard

 

Ready to Work - West Seattle

Please call (206) 923-6562 for more information on the next quarter.

Classes take place at: Neighborhood House High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126)

If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact: Abdi at (206) 588-4901 | abdii@nhwa.org

Please help us with outreach by posting this flyer in your community: English

 

About RTW

A RTW graduate grinning. OIRA's goal is to empower and support immigrants, refugees, and others to overcome barriers to reach milestones on their difficult journey to economic stability, quality jobs, and integration into the civic life of Seattle. In 2015, RTW was created as an innovative prototype model for English language acquisition and employment. Since 2015, 270 immigrant and refugee jobseekers have participated in the program, with many of the participants obtaining jobs and continuing on to higher English-language level classes.

 

Ready to Work Nationally Recognized

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Skills Coalition highlighted Ready to Work as a national best practice model on how to leverage workforce funding to support immigrant integration in the labor force.

 

In 2017, Ready to Work Expanded to North Seattle

With support from Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5) OIRA expanded the program into Lake City and adjacent neighborhoods in North Seattle. Community-based organization Literacy Source in partnership with OIRA started operating the classes and case management at its Learning Center in Lake City filling an important need for underserved immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle's North End.

 

In 2018, Ready to Work Expands to West Seattle

Starting in the spring of 2018, Neighborhood House in partnership with Literacy Source and OIRA will be offering the program at the Neighborhood House High Point Center.

 

RTW Partner Organizations

Asian Counseling and Referral Service | HomeSight | Literacy Source | Neighborhood House | Somali Community Services of Seattle

 

Find Out More

Download a flyer about the Ready to Work Program. (Right-click, then select, "Save link as..." and save to your computer.)

For more information about the Ready to Work program, contact Program and Policy Specialist Glenn Davis at (206) 615-0207 or glenn.davis@seattle.gov.

 

Banner photo credit: Alabastro Photography.