Employment and Vocational Training


Employment Case Management and Job Readiness Training

IMG_9728ReWA helps our clients achieve economic self-sufficiency through comprehensive employment seeking and retention services.

Many refugees and immigrants arrive in the U.S. with limited job histories and non-transferable skills, making it difficult to find employment. To break down barriers to employment, ReWA offers Job Readiness Training.

In this 20 hour course, participants receive:

  • Resume and cover letter preparation assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Overview of U.S. work culture

We also provide employment case management to our clients who are unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing housing instability. Our services include:

  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Job retention services, such as mediation and conflict-resolution
  • Transportation assistance
  • Referrals to help clients meet their basic needs

Childcare Training Program

This full-time, 10 week program prepares eligible refugees and immigrants for immediate employment in the childcare field. Class components include:

  • 30-hour STARS Childcare Basics instruction conducted by a MERIT approved trainer
  • Volunteer internship placement in a licensed childcare center to gain hands-on experience
  • Job readiness training which orients students to American workplace culture and expectations
  • CPR/First Aid training and certification
  • Food worker training and certification
  • Employment case management to prepare resumes, practice interview skills, and assist in job search after graduation

Upon completion of the program, students have all the tools and certificates needed to gain employment as an Assistant Teacher or Teacher’s Aide in a preschool, daycare, or other childcare facility, with plenty of room for growth within the early childhood education field.

Our next class will meet:
April 8 – June 13, 2019
9am-4pm Monday – Thursday
Kent Social Services Office

 To register contact Noorayni@rewa.org at (206 957-2029 or Annie Henderson at 206-721-8445 or annieh@rewa.org

Home Care Aid Training Program

ReWA is partnering with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to offer a 5-week Homecare Aide Training program. This full-time five-week program prepares students for a career in health care.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Training is free and includes: 70 hours of core training, 50 hours of job readiness/skills training, and a 40-hour internship.
  • Students are paid for training time
  • Case management services to help students succeed
  • Starting wage of $15/hr and above with benefits

Classes are Monday- Thursday, 6 hours/day in the SeaTac Office
Friday internship, 8 hours/day

The next class will start in July 8. To register contact Noorayni@rewa.org at (206 957-2029 or Annie Henderson at 206-721-8445 or annieh@rewa.org

Worksource Connection

As a Worksource Connection site in King County, ReWA offers online access to WorkSource services. These services include, for example, online job search, job seeker resources, unemployment services, and tutorials on topics like resume writing and interviewing. ReWA has two self-serve computer labs open to the public. One is located at our main offices: 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA 98108, and at our SeaTac Office: 15245 International Blvd, Suite 207, SeaTac, WA 98188.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for Employment Case Management and Job Readiness Training, please contact Afeworki at 206.721.0243.

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.
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