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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

C-400.2.5

Limited

English

Proficiency

Characteristics of persons who are LEP:

• Do not speak English as their primary language.

• Have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand

English.

• Native language is not English.

• Live in a family or community environment in which a

language other than English is dominant.

Workforce Center staff must take reasonable steps to ensure that

LEP customers have access to translators and language-appropriate

material describing programs, services, and information.

LEP workers must receive case management services throughout

their participation, but it is particularly important that they receive

such services at the training selection stage in order to ensure that

they meet the TAA goal (See Part B-200.1). Therefore, case

managers must consider the following when assisting LEP workers

in selecting training programs:

• Thorough exploration of the entire range of possible demand or

targeted occupations is essential, with particular attention paid

to the transferable skills and long-term employment goals of the

worker.

• OJT can be supplemented with remedial education to enable

LEP workers to participate in OJT as the preferred form of

training.

• Dual-language training programs (defined in Part D-400.3)

have proved more effective than other forms of classroom

training for LEP workers; therefore, encourage participants to

derive as much of their classroom training as possible through

Board-approved, dual-language training opportunities.

• Enrolling LEP workers in any form of stand-alone remedial

education (including without-limitation English as a Second

Language, General Educational Development, Adult Basic

Education, and basic computer skills courses) must be avoided

unless:

Part C: Pre-Trade Certification May 2006 Page C-13

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