RCC ESL Students Receive Healthcare Training
Rockingham Community College is the recipient of a $44,500 grant awarded by the North Carolina Community College System to expand the English Language Acquisition Program.
During fall semester, students were taught basic first aid and CPR for both adults and children.
The grant paid for course materials and fees for both certificates for students who completed the program. Certificates of completion were awarded to 28 students and 14 completed the entire program.
The English Language Acquisition Program is designed to help eligible English language learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language so that they may attain a high school diploma or its equivalent and to transition to postsecondary education and training for employment.
“Many employers want employees with first aid and CPR training,” explained Jennifer Cox, RCC Director of College and Career Readiness. “Now, our students can check the box on job applications.”
In addition to learning the English language, students grow in the knowledge of cultural expectations and civic education.
January 30, 2017