If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t need the skills offered by the Aberg Center for Literacy in East Dallas. But you might know someone or meet someone who does.
The Aberg Center is located behind St. Matthew’s Cathedral at Ross and Henderson, and they offer ESL and GED classes from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every day. The daily routine begins with a presentation and is followed by an activity where students gain information and skills that promote educational and career advancement.
At the beginning of April, the Aberg Center hosted a three-day Career & College Fair for neighbors who live nearby in Old East Dallas.
It kicked off with a presentation by Lupe Robles and Joanna Hudspeth from the Educational Opportunity Center at UTA about college admission and goal setting. Following the presentation, attendees completed a career interest inventory survey in order to better understand what career paths are suitable for them based on their personality and interest.
The next day Candy Slocum from Interlink NTX gave a presentation on future employment projections by industry, which was followed by the Career & College Fair, where neighbors were given the opportunity to chat with representatives from several organizations and colleges.
The last day was devoted to helping neighbors improve their job search and interview skills. It started with a presentation by Alexandra Tooley of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. After the presentation, students participated in a mock interview workshop.
The Aberg Center for Literacy plans to host this event again next year. If you know someone who might be interested in taking classes or participating in a college and career fair like this one, check out the Aberg Center for Literacy website. You can also find more information and photos on their Facebook page.
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