Workforce Development Services (WDS)

Edu-Futuro launched its bilingual Workforce Development Services (WDS) program in 2016 to meet the needs of underserved Latino and immigrant Northern Virginians who were seeking to leave low-wage service jobs and improve the economic well-being of their families. Since then, we have expanded our services to include vital digital skills training needed for the current job market. In large part due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edu-Futuro’s current curriculum focuses on addressing the language and technical obstacles immigrant parents face in an increasingly virtual world.

Edu-Futuro’s WDS program includes Tech for Parents, an eight-week curriculum to help Latino and immigrant adults gain the ability and confidence to:

1) Digital literacy workshops
2) Resume and cover letter;
3) Search and apply for jobs online and in person;
4) Acquire the English-language skills to apply for and maintain employment; and
5) Financial workshops.

We are enhancing the WDS program with support for beneficiaries to earn their General Education Diploma (GED) as the equivalent of a high school diploma. We plan to launch this program in the Spring of 2023. More information to come.

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Through a partnership with UnidosUS and Change Machine, Edu-Futuro offers general information and workshops on various financial topics to parents and students, and provides referrals to free one-on-one financial coaching in both Spanish and English. Coaches help clients address issues of financial insecurity and provide guidance on how to achieve goals.

Workshop topics include among others:

  • Identifying financial goals
  • Household budgeting and tracking expenses
  • Paying for college
  • Pulling and reviewing credit reports

Edu-Futuro invites you to join our 5 workshops addressing the following topics:

  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Debit
  • Taxes
  • Finances in Difficult Times: Protecting your Identity

Tech for Parents (T4P)

5 Sessions Virtual Program, in Spanish, to learn:

  • Computer Basics
  • How to access resources on the Internet
  • Proficient use of the email
  • How to communicate with the school
  • How to monitor your child's attendance & class performance through ParentVUE

Do I need a laptop to attend the workshop?
You can attend the workshop from your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer.

How many sessions does the workshop have?
The workshop consists of a total of 5 sessions.

What is the workshop schedule?
It takes place every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

What is the workshop all about?
Tech for Parents focuses on basic computer knowledge, such as computer parts, basic concepts about the internet, online security, useful applications, Google Docs, Email, etc.

Do you deliver certificates at the end of the workshop?
Edu-Futuro will send a certificate of completion to those who attend classes.

Resume & Cover Letter (R&CL)

5 Sessions Virtual Program to learn:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Where are job opportunities advertised?
  • Interviews & References
  • Review

General Education Development (GED) Program

What is the GED program?
The GED is a series of 4 subject tests comprised of Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. Edu-Futuro's GED Program has made a huge difference in the lives of its participating parents and families, as those who pass these tests will be certified as having high school-level academic skills. The GED Program offers 4 modules to prepare for each of the subject tests, which participants will complete over the span of a year.

Why the GED Certificate is important?
We will give you 4 main reasons:
1. You can get accepted to college because is a high school equivalency diploma.
2. You will gain job market preparedness.
3. You can increase your salary earnings because some jobs require a high school diploma, and you will have it.
4. You can start a brand new path in the United States through this personal achievement.

What makes us different from other GED programs out there?
- The program is offered virtually, with exercises and resources for students to practice with at home.
- Our program will be aligned with the Virginia school system as we have partnered with Arlington Public Schools (APS) and schools from Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria and Prince William County.
- Our GED Program will be flexible with evening sessions and mentorship opportunities throughout the week.

Who can take the program?
Edu-Futuro selects students who are 18 years old or older and wish to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.
- You do not have to be a permanent resident of the U.S. but you have to live in Virginia.
- You cannot be enrolled in an accredited high school or be a high school graduate in the U.S.
- Students need to sign up for the program and commit themselves to completing it.
- There are limited spots available per cohort.

When do I get the certificate?
Edu-Futuro will prepare you to take the exam to get your certificate. This is a one-year commitment to yourself. You will learn many things as going to high school. We encourage you to apply only if you're aware of this time and effort commitment. It's a magnificent opportunity to study for one year and get your high school equivalency diploma to restart your life in the United States.

MODULES (What You'll Learn)

GED Language Arts

The Language Arts module will focus primarily on reading and language content areas as well as writing. This module will develop critical reading skills, grammar and writing conventions, and essay writing skills.

GED Social Studies

The Social Studies module will explore topics like U.S. history, Civics and Government, Geography, and Economics, ensuring you're prepared for any question on the exam. By the end of the course, you'll feel confident in your knowledge and ability to tackle the Social Studies section with ease.

GED Math

The Math module is designed to strengthen foundational math concepts and and provide students with confidence and proficiency in their math skills. Topics to be covered will include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, as well as graphs and functions.

GED Science

The Science module focuses on fundamental science topics and will feature biology, chemistry, physical science, and earth science, ensuring you're equipped to tackle any question on the exam.

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