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Beyond ESL

Do you want to continue learning beyond your English as a Second Language Classes? CVACE can help! Take a look at some of the opportunities below.

Early Childhood Education Certificate (Associate Teacher)

Do you love children? Do you want to help them learn and grow? 

Earn your Early Childhood Development Certificate with English language support and prepare to be a Preschool Teacher or Teacher Assistant!  
Candidates will enroll in the ECD Certificate program at Chabot College and enroll in Early Childhood Development ESL Support class at CVACE. 
Chabot College class: Early Childhood Principles and Practices (ECD 50) ONLINE August 16-December 19
CVACE English Support Class: Tuesdays, 9am-12pm IN PERSON August 8-December 19
Chabot Enrollment Assistance will be provided. 

Orientation Meetings

Tuesday, August 8, 9am, room 18
Tuesday, August 15, 9am, room 18
Join the interest list to get more information! cvace.link/ecd

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Training: a Partnership with CVACE and Diversity in Health Training Institute (DHTI)

Train to work as a Direct Support Professional!

Join our team if you speak an Asian language or are an English Language Learner! This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to work in assisting people with disabilities. Apply now!

Direct Support Professionals help people with physical or intellectual disabilities to live more fulfilling and independent lives. There are many different kinds of jobs that people with DSP training can do!
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have work authorization in the US
  • Speak one or more Asian Languages
  • Be able to communicate in English for education and employment purposes
  • Have a valid California ID (preferably a driver's license)
  • Online Healthcare Career Readiness & Professional Skills Workshop
  • Online DSP Curriculum with English Language Support
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) class with Castro Valley Adult & Career Education
  • Assistance with internships & job placement upon successful completion of all program requirements
Application deadline: 08/10/2023
DSP Online Class
08/21/2023 - 10/04/2023
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm, on Zoom
One sessions at CVACE campus for testing (October 4th)
Online Group Coaching from DHTI
See the flier below for more information, or contact:
Hue Ly - Program Coordinator
510-575-0386 (text/call)

Clinical Medical Assistant (with English Language Support)

Are you an English learner who is seeking a career in Clinical Medical Assisting? Learn a variety of skills, including taking vital signs, drawing blood, using electronic health records, and much, much more! This class will prepare you to sit for both the clinical and administrative portions of the California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants examinations. Take both the medical classes and additional English support classes right here at CVACE! Call 510-886-1000 or go to cvadult.org to register for the mandatory virtual orientation. This will be sent to you through email and will give you detailed program and registration information.

Get Focused, Stay Focused! College and Career Planning Class

In this class you will make a 10 Year Plan for your life. It will help you examine what is important to you and chart a path to get what you want. You will also learn about careers related to your interests, make a résumé, and meet new friends. Your 10 Year Plan will help you succeed in college, at work, and in life! Topics include: Goal Setting, Budgeting, Managing Change, Decision Making, and much more! Register today at cvace.link/gfsf