Special Interest Groups

Helping our friends make the

transition for a better family life.

TRN is equipped and prepared to address the educational and training needs of the Iraqi population, who are unemployed or under employed with cultural and language barriers. It is important that we understand this population and for them to understand us. Through diverse educational training we become better equipped to serve and understand the needs of all members of this society.

TRN will have tutoring assistance available for participants who are having difficulty in math and reading or generally just keeping up with work assignments. Mentors will be provided for guidance, counseling and to make referrals for additional support. Qualified teachers will be utilizing computerized learning systems, classroom lecture, and one-on-one instruction to conduct classes.

Language Translation

TRN has served over 4,800 individuals from diverse populations with language and cultural barriers for over 16 years. For over ten years, TRN has had staff members fluent in Arabic and Chaldean. In the United States today, there is a growing need to have translators and Iraqi speaking individuals. TRN will provide training in the English language and Iraqi dialects. Once an individual has completed these courses they will have the ability to work in fields that require translation services.

Role Play

Role playing is a very important aspect in breaking the barriers of communication between different Iraqi communities. The student will learn about Iraqi customs, family traditions, languages, religions, and adapting into their civilization. This will enable the student to be able to fit in, understand their environment, and relate to people without being offensive. Through practice exercises, the student will learn how to handle and identify difficult situations, about the different types of leadership, and communication through appropriate channels within the family unit in order not to be offensive. The student will then be able to help facilitate in the teaching of these aspects of Iraqi life to others.

ESL – English as a Second Language

The focus for the ESL student will be on reading, comprehension, communication, and vocabulary skills. The program has three components: Basic, Intermediate, and Adva

nced. In the first component the course is focused on the alphabet, phonetics, structure of the English Language, basic reading and writing skills. In the second component the focus is on intermediate reading and writing skills along with conversational skills. Component three will focus on the more advanced reading and writing skills and preparing the student to take the GED exam, and helping students with societal skills.

Job Readiness Training

TRN provides training in job readiness that encompasses the following areas: resume development, interviewing skills, labor market information, career exploration, work ethics, job search strategies, planning, removing barriers that hinder employment opportunities, motivational sessions, understanding what diversity means and cultural awareness.

Job Club

During job club the participant will continue with their job search strategies. Job club will focus on role playing, mock interviews, cold calling, acing the interview, finding job opportunities in the hidden job market and through networking, going on informational interviews, job fairs, and applying for jobs over the Internet.

Occupational Training

Occupational training is available through our school, Career Essentials Learning Center, and other colleges and universities. If you are looking for training we have the resources necessary to refer you to agencies that can assist you with student loans and/or financial aid funds.

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