Workforce Education and Innovation strengthens Omaha’s bilingual and Latino workforce through educational initiatives and on the job training.
By the Numbers
English Language Learning (ELL)
(Offered in English only with some support in Spanish) Students will develop their language skills in English through reading, writing, comprehension and conversation.
Basic Spanish Literacy
(Offered in Spanish only) Students will learn to read and write in their native language, Spanish, through consistent practice in the classroom.
(Offered in Spanish only)Students will learn and/or expand on basic computer skills, internet use, with an introduction to Google Workspace and Microsoft Office.
GED (General Education Diploma)
(Offered in Spanish only)Students will refresh their knowledge on basic educational skills in preparation for the GED courses.
Workforce Prep Workshops
(May be offered in English and/or Spanish on a as-needed basis) Students learn how to build a resumé, how to apply for jobs online, how to prepare for job interviews, and other professional development skills.
(Offered in Spanish only) Students will refresh their knowledge on basic educational skills in preparation for the GED courses.
U.S. Citizenship Preparation
(Offered in English only) Students will learn and discuss topics that will appear on the civics portion of the Citizenship interview. They will also be exposed to a mock interview and be provided assistance with filling out their request form.
Siembra cARERRAS (Growing Careers)
Through this summer internship program, students have the opportunity to work for organizations and businesses that align to the intern’s career interest. This allows the intern to better understand their future career choice and allows businesses a mentorship opportunity.
Siembra Construcción (Growing construction)
This program aims to prepare students for a smooth transition into the construction industry. Students will develop skills in demolition, remodeling, project management, and more.
Siembra Medios (Growing Media)
Through this summer internship program, students learns the ins and outs of social media, content creation, videography, public relations, and other skills related to communications.
Siembra Raíces (Growing roots)
Through this summer internship program, students gain hands-on experience in the agriculture industry, both in urban and rural settings. Students are placed at an outdoor organization that aligns with their career interests.
Siembra Salud (Growing Health)
Through this summer internship program, students work alongside the Latino Center’s Family and Community Well-Being’s Siembra Salud program, and are introduced to the multiple facets of the Public Health field. Qualified students may also have the opportunity to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Aida and Octavio, my GED instructors haven’t just helped us as teachers. They push us to keep moving forward, and if we don’t understand them in a certain way they’ll explain it another way. They always connect with us regarding education and always keep us to push going.
Araceli de Santiago
Siembra Nebraska is really important. I’ve not only learned how to garden, but I’ve also learned a lot of useful skills like how to participate in a project, how to distribute food to our community, and I’ve also learned about food insecurity.
The Latino Center has allowed me to continue learning how to read and write in Spanish because when I first arrived in the United States I didn’t know how to do so.
Jose Manuel Tadeo