Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Pathway

Employment and Education Programs 

ORIA partners with community based organizations, resettlement agencies and colleges to ensure service delivery.  Our service providers have close ties with ethnic communities. ORIA service providers employ staff who are immigrants and refugees to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

The LEP Pathway program assists eligible refugees and immigrants including those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) benefits to move towards or obtain employment. For more information on accessing cash assistance, food assistance or medical benefits, please utilize this link DSHS Office Locator.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Job Preparation / Job Search – one-on-one coaching, ongoing case management, and workshops centered around obtaining and retaining employment such as how to look for a job, resume writing, interviewing skills, employer expectations, and using the internet to search for work. Service Providers work closely with clients to holistically support clients to find and retain stable employment.
  • Skills Training – training to gain and improve work skills in a specific industry. Skills training ranges from CDL training to Culinary Skills Apprenticeships with most offering industry recognized certificates upon completion.
  • Work Experience – unpaid opportunities to practice work skills and gain work experience onsite with a nonprofit organization.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Acquisition (ELA), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), English Language Learners (ELL)– classroom instructional setting, 1:1 or small group tutoring to increase literacy skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
  • Support Services - provided to break down barriers and encourage engagement with LEP Pathway services/activities.

Our service providers work closely with clients, potential employers, and other partner agencies to support clients in obtaining and retaining fulfilling, stable employment. Once placed, clients continue to receive support such as on site interpretation and workplace conflict resolution assistance to ensure long-term employment retention.

ORIA LEP Pathway - Employment Program Manager:

Paige Vogel

ORIA LEP Pathway - ESL Program Manager:

Ashley Mai

Click here for Limited English Proficiency Pathway Program providers.

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