Friday, July 30, 2010

Urban League offers prep classes for skilled trades' math tests

The Urban League of Racine & Kenosha holds daily prep courses for people applying to get into the skilled trades. 

People hoping to take part in programs like the First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship program are required to pass a basic math test before entering the program. The Urban League's ongoing classes helps adults acquire the minimum 10th-grade level math skills needed to pass the Test of Adult Basic Education, or TABE, required for positions in the building and road construction trades.

Participants will be admitted to Math Refresher program in groups of 10 upon completion of program application and intake process. Successful completion of all program requirements will be accomplished before participants receive a certificate of completion. 

Class run Monday through Friday from 8am to noon.

The Math Refresher program has four components:

1. An orientation process to assess placement in the program;
2. MECA sof tware and activity packets for Construction Technology, Building Maintenance, Heating Ventalation & Air Conditioning;
3. A Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Study Guide and Workbook.
4. On-line modular TABE test prep using the internet and computer lab.

A valuable Certificate of Completion will be awarded to individuals who complete all four program requirements.

The program is paid for by the City of Racine.

For more information, contact Janet Green at (262) 898-9069.

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