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    Home Health Aide

    Home Care Companion + Home Health Aide

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD

    Tuesdays and Saturdays. 
    5:00 PM  – 9:00 PM Tuesdays

    8:00 AM - 02:00 PM Saturdays

    Location:
    Norwalk Community College

    40 Sessions

    • Registrants must go through an interview process to determine their eligibility for this program. Limited Spots
    • Interview dates: (To be Determined)
    • English Level: Intermediate
    • Program Cost: $300 (Flexible payments options available)

    English for Healthcare

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: Fall 2022

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    6:15 – 8:45 PM

    Location:
    Smilow Life Center

    55 Chestnut St.
    Norwalk, CT 06854

    24 Sessions

    • Registrants need to take an English Placement Test prior to Sep. 14, 2021
    • English Level Required: Intermediate
    • Classes include Customer Service for Healthcare
    • Students who attend 70% of classes will receive a certificate of completion

    Customer Service for Healthcare Providers

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date:  TBD

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    9:00 am – 11:00 AM

    Location:
    Online - Zoom

    8 Sessions

    • Boost your communication & listening skills with patients.
    • Deliver compassionate care with professionalism.
    • Learn the patient's rights regulations.
    • English Level Required: 2 (Intermediate)
    • Students who attend 70% of classes will receive a certificate of completion
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    Culinary

    English for Culinary

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date: Friday, August 12, 2022

    End Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

    Fridays and Saturdays
    6:00 – 08:00 PM

    Location:
    Online 

    22 Sessions

    • Classes include Customer Service for Culinary
    • English Level Required: High Beginner
    • Students who attend 70% of classes will receive a certificate of completion.

    Food Handler Certification

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Location:
    Building One Community

    1 Session

    • Cost: $52 fee required to register (It includes class materials and certificate).
    • Participants will receive a Serv Safe Certification awarded by the National Restaurant Association after passing their exam.

    Food Protection Manager Certification

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Location:
    Building One Community

    1 Session

    • Cost: $165 fee required to register (It includes class materials and certificate).
    • Participants will receive a Serv Safe Certification awarded by the National Restaurant Association after passing their exam.
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    Construction & Landscaping

    OSHA-10 For Construction

    Registration: OPEN

    Date: TBD

    Start Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

    End Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

    12:00 to 6:00 pm

    Location:
    Building One Community

    2 Sessions

    • Must attend both sessions to receive the OSHA 10 card, which is available 2-3 weeks after completing the training. (Delivery times may vary due to the current pandemic).
    • The class will be taught in Spanish
    • $50.00 fee is required at registration (It includes the OSHA 10 Card Cost).

    Introduction to Landscaping Career Series: Get to know your trees

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD

    6:00 to 7:30 pm

    Location:
    Online - Zoom

    1 Session

    • Learn how to identify tree species by their bark
    • Hone your tree perceptive abilities
    • Discover the different bark characteristics
    • By completing this webinar you qualify to join the winter tree ID and pruning outdoors workshop.

    In partnership with  Bartlett Arboretum 

    OSHA-30 For Construction

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD 

    Location:
    Building One Community

    4 Sessions

    Must attend all sessions to receive the OSHA 30 card, which is available 2-3 weeks after completing the training.
    (Delivery times may vary due to the current pandemic).
    • $50.00 payment required in advance to register (It covers the OSHA 30 Card Cost).

    Winter Tree ID and Pruning

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD

    10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Location:
    Bartlett Arboretum - 151 Brookdale Rd, Stamford, CT 06903 

    1 Session

    • This is a continuation of the 'get to know your trees webinar' and, will strengthen the bark concepts taught previously in the webinar.
    • Learn how to identify native winter trees using buds, branch arrangement, and others.
    • Outdoors hands-on program.
    • Prerequisite: Have completed the "get to know your trees" webinar.

    In partnership with  Bartlett Arboretum 

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    Retail

    English for Customer Service, Sales and Retail

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    6:00 – 08:00 PM

    Location:
    Online 

    Cost: Free

    15 Sessions

    • Learn the vocabulary and sales techniques to succeed in Retail.
    • Learn how to provide excellent customer service to ensure a positive client experience while shopping.
    • Learn how to assist customers with products, product warranties, store policies, and processing payments and returns.
    • English Level Required: 2
    • Students who attend 70% of classes will receive a certificate of completion.
    English for Homemaker and Companions

    Homemaker and Companions

    English For Homemakers & Companions

    Registration: CLOSED

    Start Date: TBD

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    9:00 – 11:00 AM

    Location:
    Online 

    Cost: Free

    12 Sessions

     

    Learn how:

    • To speak with a client about the kind of help they need from you.
    • To clarify requirements about cleaning, dusting, and care of the client’s belongings.
    • To assist with listing products needed for house maintenance and pantry items.
    • To make agreements on rates for your services.
    • English Level Required: 2
    • Students who attend 70% of classes will receive a certificate of completion.
    EMPLOY Indeed Webinar

    Essential Work Skills

    Information Technology Level 1

    Registration: OPEN

    Location: Building One Community

    Start Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022

    End Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022

    Thursdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm

    Cost: Free

    12 Sessions

    Learn the basics of computer literacy through hands-on use of how to operate a computer’s hardware & software.

    • How to use the keyboard, touchpad, and other essential computer devices.
    • Connecting to the internet, web browser navigation, email administration.
    • Dive into creating, editing, and sharing documents on the cloud.
    • English Level preferably: 1

    Information Technology Level 2

    Registration: OPEN

    Location: Online

    Start Date: Saturday, September 03, 2022

    End Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

    Saturdays 8:00 to 10:00 am

    Cost: Free

    12 Sessions

    This class is designed to practice and strengthen all content that was learned in Level 1.

    Learn:

    • How to use the features for documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
    • How to create and use forms online, online calendars, and access digital libraries.
    • Cybersecurity and cybercrime threats, and prevention.
    • Children's monitoring when using the internet.
    • English Level preferably: 1

    Job Search Clinic: "Cover Letter & Reference Page" Webinar

    Registration: OPEN

    Location:
    Online 

    Start Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    1:00 - 2:00 PM

    Cost: Free

    The Job Search Clinic is a set of 9 career-related workshops which provide access to virtual or onsite coaching sessions.

    Learn how to:

    • Write a cover letter that tells the employer why you are a perfect candidate for the position.
    • Sell your skills and qualifications to the employer!
    • Create a list of references, that employers can contact to learn more about your experience.

    In partnership with Goodwill Industries

     

    Immigrant Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

    Registration: OPEN

    From: June 7 to July 7, 2022

    Location: Online

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 to 7:30 PM

    Cost: Free

    10 Sessions

    Learn how to:

    • Plan for a healthy business
    • Identify Business Structures
    • Prepare for Financial & Tax responsibilities
    • Dive into the basics of Accounting to help set your business for success!
    • Must complete all entrepreneurship incubator classes to be enrolled in our one-on-one free mentorship for three months.

    Personal Finances Webinar Series: "Savings & Budget"

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date: May 18, 2022

    6:00 to 7:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    1 Session

    Learn key concepts on personal finances:

    • Importance of saving
    • Differences in short- and long-term goals
    • What is a budget and its methods?
    • Save or pay off debt?
    • The webinar will be conducted in Spanish.
    • Pre-registration required.

    Location:
    Online 

    In partnership with Members Credit Union

    Personal Finances Webinar Series: "Managing Debt"

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date:  Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    6:00 to 7:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    1 Session

    • Learn how to keep debt manageable and pay it off.
    • The webinar will be conducted in English.
    • Pre-registration required.

    Location:
    Building One Community

    In partnership with Bank of America

     

    NCC Education to Career Pathways Info Session

    Registration: OPEN

    Start Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Cost: Free

    1 Session

    Join this info session to get information about the educational opportunities available at Norwalk Community College.

    • This session will be conducted in English.
    • Pre-registration required.

    Location:
    Online 

     

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