Claude – “Since I was first in touch with the New Mainers Resource Center in August 2015 I have received a range of support that has allowed me to learn and improve my English. Among other things this included: working in the computer lab, having my diploma translated and evaluated, receiving training specific to my profession such as OSHA and understanding the national electrical code, and finally, through Job Class B, I have learned how to network and search for a job in my field and understand employer expectations. All of this has enabled me to accept a position as a Substation Technician at Electric Power Systems.”

Jolie – “I came to the US with a bachelor’s degree in public health from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I received the help I needed to study English at PAE and through Job Class A I learned how to search for a job. I am now working in a nursing home as a Personal Support Specialist/Certified Residential Medication Aide.”

“We are grateful to the New Mainers Resource Center and Portland Adult Education for the help that they provided to us.”