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Workplace Education

AACA provides English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses at employers’ work sites to educate their workforce. Through these educational opportunities, incumbent employees have the opportunity to excel in their current work assignments and acquire the skills necessary for further training in their fields of interest, thus strengthening their earning potential by being able to advance up the career ladder. Other classes that may be offered through the workplace education program include, but are not limited to, adult basic education (reading, writing, and math) and computer skills.

Workplace Education Sumiao

In recent years, AACA has provided workplace education at:

  • Tufts Medical Center in Boston for 8 years (currently in progress)

  • Piantedosi Baking Company in Malden for 5 years 

  • Trade Restaurant in Boston for 1 year

  • South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy and Boston for 3 years

  • China Pearl Restaurant in Boston for 2 years

  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen in Cambridge for 4 years

  • Casella for 1 year

We are seeking employers interested in providing classes to their employees, who may qualify for Workforce Training Fund grants. This is a dedicated trust fund to be used for the training of employees at all levels, created by employers’ payments into the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance. All employers paying into this program qualify for these grants.

Training could include English at all levels or specific workplace terminology, computer skills, or adult basic education (math, reading, and writing skills) for those who haven’t completed a high school diploma. N.B. The Workforce Training Fund will not pay for the career training required by a particular profession e.g. ongoing education for nursing credentials.

For more information please contact us at 617-426-9492.

Piantedosi Baking Company – video by Valeri Li, Sampan Reporter

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