Programs & Services for Employees/Participants

Language Training

Low-Skills English as a Second Language (ESL): Our ESL program offers classes for beginner to advanced language learners. These classes focus on survival language skills with a focus on speaking, listening, and real-life strategies for reading and writing.

High-Skills English as a Second Language (ESL): Our ESL program for highly-skilled clients offers classes for beginner to advanced language learners. These classes can focus on basic survival language skills with a focus on speaking, listening, and real-life strategies for reading and writing. In addition, these courses can include assistance with preparation for entry and recertification for specific programs, with strategies, techniques, and the specific English needed to succeed. For those who are already employed and need to improve workplace performance with improved English proficiency and understanding of American workplace culture, course content can include specific vocabulary, writing, and conversation necessary in the targeted workplace or profession. All course content is customizable.

Contextualized English for Specific Purposes (ESP): This program offers a variety of courses from financial literacy to pre-employment training, IT industry vocabulary, conversation to worksite English, job search strategies, and basic resume writing skills.

English for Work: This course if offered at the workplace and is provided to employees who need specific workplace training in English. Curriculum is customized to meet the needs of the company and the specific industry. English for Work classes benefit both employer and employee because they focus on learning tasks that employees can use directly on the job. Employees gain confidence and improve their language ability; supervisors increase their pool of qualified candidates for upgrades and additional responsibilities. These courses can result in improved communication between supervisors and workers, increased team interaction, reduced customer service errors, rework, and returns, and pave the way for greater problem-solving, productivity, and quality. The employment-related ESL training requires careful assessment of the participants and of the industry’s needs so that the results can be accomplished at the shortest possible time.

TOEFL Preparation: The TOEFL exam measures a student’s English proficiency. This exam is required for any non-native English speaking student seeking admissions into an English-speaking college/university. This course prepares students with skills, strategies, and techniques to achieve their desired scores on the TOEFL exam. Our curriculum is based upon the four exam areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Cultural Orientation

New to the country and need to know how things work? CCT offers Cultural Orientation Workshops to help new immigrants understand how to successfully live in the US. We have workshops on Education for your children, Housing, Banking, Jobs and more available. These workshops can be arranged at BEI or in other locations. Cultural Orientation is an important part of moving to a new country. Recent immigrants can also learn many new strategies about how to live a comfortable life in a new environment.

Vocational Training

Job Readiness Training: The Job Readiness Training program is divided into three courses: Pre-Employment Skills; Job Upgrade and Job Retention Skills; and Job Search Skills for Professionals.

  • Pre-Employment Skills: This course introduces the job search process to adult learners and new immigrants.
  • Job Upgrade and Job Retention Skills: This course is designed for students seeking job success and career enhancement.
  • Job Search Skills for Professionals: This course is tailored to newly arrived immigrants with professional careers in their home countries.

Career Counseling

CCT’s Career Counseling services are here to guide you through our services and answer any questions you have about our career pathways programs.
Services Include:

  • Career Consultation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Career Planning
  • Cultural/Employment Orientation and Workshops
  • Identifying Support Services
  • Hiring and Resource Event Information
  • Resume Writing Assistance
  • Referrals to Education Services such as Vocational training, additional English courses, etc.

Professional Skills Development

Adult Basic Education

Employment Placement


Citizenship Classes

The Center for Career Transformation offers free online Citizenship Classes. We help permanent residents of the USA to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Interview and Test.

The classes will cover:

  • English (reading and writing, listening and speaking)
  • History of the U.S. and Civics questions

For those who are ready to apply for citizenship or already submitted their N-400 application to USCIS this tutoring may cover mock interview.

All our students have free access to legal assistance and representation for their naturalization process from Catholic Charities.

The classes do not have the start and end date. It is a rotating 10-week cycle, so you do not need to wait and may attend your first class this week or even tomorrow.

Classes schedule

  • Morning Beginner: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 11 am
  • Morning Intermediate: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am – 11 am
  • Evening (Beginner/Intermediate): Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm

Have questions? Want to register? Call (713) 301-8101 or email