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									Green Pre Apprenticeship
 Construction Program

   Prepared by Julieta Machado – Program Manager
        Julieta.Machado-Pacanins@CatholicCharitiesDC.org
  Celia Sterling-Economic Development Coordinator
             Celia.Sterling@CatholicCharitiesDC.org
                            April 2010
                           Our Mission


   To strengthen the lives of those in need by
           giving help that empowers,
               and hope that lasts




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             Economic Development Services
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                            Construction Program




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             Economic Development Services
                           Green Pre Apprenticeship
                            Construction Program

   History

• 7 Years working with low income mostly Hispanic
    Immigrants from DC Metropolitan area
•   Opportunity to meet DC workforce needs in the
    construction sector
•   Adapted to current job requisites and markets
•   Bilingual and Bicultural staff and volunteers that offer
    comprehensive and personalized service to students
•   Fosters an environment where staff and volunteers can
    grow, contribute their best and value their investment in
    our mission.

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 Purpose
        Assist low income, Limited English Proficient (LEP) clients
         transition from subsistence to sustainable living.
        Provide clients with trade-related English while strengthening
         mathematical concepts.
        Help develop occupational skills to secure employment and wage
         increases in the US job market
        Introduction to Green Construction and Environmentally friendly
         practices
        Foster communication and leadership skills necessary for success
         in job market.
        Foster integration and North American cultural adaptation.



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                                Construction Program
 Process-Pre Apprenticeship Construction Program
        Clients must be adults residents of DC, Prince George’s or Montgomery County
        Coordinator gives out a Pre CASAS Test for proper placement
        Client takes a 14-week course that includes:
           •   Intensive Case Management
           •   Weekly practices at Habitat for Humanity
           •   Math concepts related to construction business
           •   Conversational English based on trade
           •   Safety Training :CPR, OSHA, Flagger Safety, Lead Abatement Training
           •   Green Cleaning Seminar
           •   Contrem Curriculum Certification
           •   Basic Electricity
           •   Basic Solar Panel Installation
           •   Weatherization Training
           •   Job Readiness, Like Skills and Financial Literacy Workshop (15 h)
           •   Resume preparation and Job Leads
        After completing the 14 week course the client is given a Post CASAS test and
         job leads. Clients receive follow up for 60 days



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 SCC-Services and Special Programs
        Job Readiness, Life Skills Workshop and Financial
         Literacy (15H)
        ESOL
        Weekly Food Program enrollment
        Family Support Services
        Medical & Dental Services
        Resume Preparation
        Mock Interviews
        Help with online Job Applications
        Help with communication with potential Employer
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 Staffing
        Coordinator         Celia Sterling (FT)
        Case Worker         Melida Chacon (FT)
        Instructors       Tony Albretch, Julie Panaro, Luis Moya, Alvin Pardo

 Partners
        Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs of DC (OLA)
        Herb Block Foundation
        Clark Construction
        Habitat for Humanity
        National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
        Walmart Foundation
        Ignatian Volunteers
        Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
        Sierra Club
        Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative


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   FY09 Outcomes
•   42 of 78 students (54%) completed the Pre-
    Apprenticeship Construction Program.
•   28 of 56 students (50%) increased their English
    reading skills as determined by pre and post
    CASAS test scores.
•   42 of 56 students (75%) increased their Math
    knowledge as determined by their pre and post
    CASAS test scores.
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        Success Stories - Melida Chacon
         Construction Program Case Worker

     •   Originally from San Miguel, El Salvador
     •   Union organizer
     •   First Promotion (August 2002)
     •   Construction Program Case Manager (January 2003)



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    What’s Next


•    Develop an improved Green Curriculum that can be used by similar programs
•    Continue to help connect students to green construction opportunities in the area.
•    Promote environmentally friendly educational opportunities for Hispanic Immigrants
     in the DC metropolitan area.
•    Become active participants in the greening of Mount Pleasant and Columbia
     Heights
•    Promote environmentally friendly educational opportunities for Hispanic Immigrants
     in the DC metropolitan area.
•    Strengthen partnerships with local business, government and non profit to develop
     and promote environmentally friendly practices
•    Form a construction sector Advisory Committee to review curriculum and
     programmatic events as well as facility pathway into jobs and higher education




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