Local businesses invited to offer on-site classes to learn English

10.29.2013 | By

Local businesses invited to offer on-site classes to learn English

Andrea Vasquez -- October 29, 2013


HOUSTON – San Jacinto College will host an information session on Friday, Nov. 8 for community partners interested in the new Successfully Teaching English with Partnership Sites (STEPS) program.

As part of the San Jacinto College English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, this community initiative brings ESOL classes to partnership sites in the local community. Currently, Sagemont Church’s Hispanic ministry has agreed to offer the STEPS program to its members. The College is working to establish more partnerships with other area businesses, civic organizations, churches, hospitals, and other organizations that would like to provide the opportunity for their members to learn English in a familiar, convenient setting.

The South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce will host San Jacinto College’s STEPS information session on Friday, Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the El Franco Lee Civic Center, located at 9500 Hall Road in Houston. Those interested in offering the STEPS program at their location to patrons, employees, or members for a nominal cost are encouraged to attend.

For more information about the STEPS program, contact Gerald Wood, San Jacinto College ESOL coordinator, at 281-484-1900 x3304 or via email.


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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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