IELCE: Supported Occupational Training for English Language Learners

The Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Supported Occupational Training Program will assist and support English Language Learners as they enroll in industry training classes and pursue a variety of short term occupational training that will lead to employment opportunities. The IELCE Supported Occupational Training program is designed specifically to meet the needs of English language learners as they pursue career goals in their chosen training pathway.

What you can expect 

Dual enroll in classes specifically designed to support learning in certification classes.

As an IELCE student, you will receive ample support:

  • access to career exploration classes to identify training goals
  • guidance with enrollment and assistance with navigating the registration process
  • assistance with cost associated with program participation
  • English language acquisition support specifically contextualized to training classes
  • personalized help during your program to support your day-to-day life challenges

As an IELCE student, you will be able to participate in the following:

  • dual enroll in ESL classes and occupational training classes
  • improve English skills through contextualized English language acquisition activities 
  • enhance knowledge of rights & responsibilities of citizenship & civic participation 
  • acquire industry specific training and build soft skills for employment 
  • connect with students and staff that will help support training goals


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    The Basic Auto Tech Program is a nine-week program that will support students as they gain basic automotive skills and prepare for a career in the automotive field. The entry level auto repair and maintenance track will include the NCSI certification. Upon successful completion of the program and exams, students will be qualified for employment in various automotive technician or mechanic positions.

  • Community Health Worker Certification

    This is a 16 week program that provides individuals with the knowledge, tools, and resources to become Community Health Workers in various settings, including health departments, hospitals, and faith-based organizations. Instructions are designed to cover core competencies essential to working as a certified CHW, including communication, capacity building, service coordination, interpersonal advocacy, outreach, and personal/professional skills. Upon successful completion of the program and exam, students will have the opportunity to receive their certificate from the North Carolina Community Health Worker Association.

  • Culinary- ServSafe® Manager Certificate

    The ServSafe certification is a 10 week program that provides up-to-date information for all employee levels on aspects of handling food. This program will prepare students to pass the ServSafe®  Manager certification exam. Students will learn about food safety and prepare for employment in the restaurant industry. Upon successful completion of the program and exam, students will have the opportunity to receive their ServSafe Manager Certification.

Want to learn more?

Attend an IELCE: Supported Occupational Training Information Session to learn more.

Information Sessions will cover detailed class information, example schedules, program cost, the enrollment process, and next steps. 

Sign up for an Information Session