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Yes! Thanks to an
AEL grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Learn and Earn Pathways program is free to
students who qualify.
Learn and Earn Pathways also has community partners who can help you with things like child care, transportation or housing.
No. Orientations are ongoing at all seven colleges of DCCCD. You can
contact a program coordinator for orientation dates, or you can
view the DCCCD Calendar.
You choose which class time works best for you. You can pick from morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes.
The “Transitions” class is a total of 48 hours in the classroom. The length of job training varies widely, depending on which career pathway you choose. Most students finish training in 6-12 months.
There are 15-25 students for every instructor. You will train with the same group of classmates throughout Learn and Earn Pathways. This allows classes to be more discussion-based, interactive and fun.
Yes, and for good reason. It’s during this time that you will be given all the details of the program. The more you know about what to expect, the better prepared you’ll be to get started.
Also, your skill level will be examined at orientation. This is so you can be placed in a class that best fits your level.
Yes, there are other options for training. Some of these are free, grant-based programs, and others are paid, tuition-based programs. Each college of DCCCD offers something different.
Contact a program coordinator to discuss which option works best for you.
The AEL grant that funds the Learn and Earn Pathways program ends June 30, 2016, with the option for DCCCD to pursue three one-year renewals.
The seven-member consortium includes DCCCD, Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas, the Dallas Public Library, Region X Education Service Center, Wilkinson Group, Irving ISD and Richardson ISD.
DCCCD – Lead Organization (Consortium Program Coordination and Leadership)
Career Pathways Program
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (Grant Recipient and Fiscal Agent)
Screening, intake, referral and employment placement
Dallas Public Library
ESL Civics, Basic ESL, Advanced ESL and ESL With GED Preparation
GED Preparation and ESL
Consortium Professional Development
GED, ESL Civics, ESL and Family Literacy
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