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Workforce Development

 Goal

The El Paso Community College, through its Workforce Development Program targets dislocated workers and educationally and economically disadvantaged individuals who need to improve their basic academic and vocational skills to meet the demands of the evolving job market.


 Description

Over 11,000 students have attended EPCC Workforce Development Program courses since the Fall of 1998. Individuals can either pay for tuition themselves, or, if they qualify, students can have their course costs sponsored by an agency.


Students receive the following services:


  • Comprehensive orientation and Initial Assessment
  • Vocational Guidance Assistance
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Referral to Support Services agencies as applicable

 Advisory Committee Partners

  • El Paso Association of Builders
  • El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development
  • El Paso Credit Union Affordable Housing, LLC.
  • Desert View Homes
  • MET
  • Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
  • Alfa Custom Builders
  • Carefree Homes
  • DSW Building Supply
  • Upper Rio Grande at Work

Partnerships List (PDF)


 Job Opportunities & Partners

  • Ft. Bliss
  • Carefree Homes
  • Cingular
  • Horizon Glass
  • Fire Shield West
  • Tropicana Homes
  • Desert View Homes
  • Alfa Custom Builders
  • Sparks Housing Development Corporation
  • El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development


 Courses Offered

The EPCC Workforce Development Program offers short-term, pre-vocational training that includes GED instruction and Pre-vocational workplace skills in addition to the various vocational training offerings. These include:


  • Computer/General Office Skills
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Auto Collision & Repair
  • Introduction to Construction Technology
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • Enhancing Your Customer Service Skills

See Class Schedule


 Pre-Vocational Workplace Skills

ESL/Basic Skills/GED


Non-credit courses for Workforce Development include pre-vocational workplace skills, English as a Second Language Instruction (ESL), Basic Skills Instruction, Spanish and English GED classes. The Pre-vocational Basic Skills for the Workplace courses emphasize workplace communication, math and computer literacy.  The course promotes oral and written English, workplace safety, employability skills, decision-making/problem-solving, and other skills that enhance the student’s workplace performance.


 Bilingual Vocational Courses

Bilingual vocational training courses teach skills in an integrated language environment (English/Spanish), emphasizing job specific skills for individuals not fluent in English.  This approach facilitates the acquisition of technical knowledge while targeting job specific communication skills.


 YouthBuild Program

 

YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development.

 

In YouthBuild programs, young people who qualify for the program will work toward their GED, high school diploma or college credits, learn job skills, and serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transforming their own lives and roles in society.

 

 At El Paso Community College YouthBuild, we are focused on partnering with young adults in their own personal transformations by preparing them for the working and academic world. We will engage in social change through civic engagement, leadership development and community awareness and action. 

 

Applications can be picked up at 9050 Viscount Blvd. Bldg. B, Room 560, El Paso, TX  79925.  Applications are due to El Paso Community College YouthBuild by March 15, 2013.

 

For more information about El Paso Community College YouthBuild Program call:

 

Jose Cassolopez 
915-831-7825 or
915-831-7756