KAEP

KAEP

The Korean-American Employment program (KAEP) is funded by KACF and provides participants with English-language proficiency, vocational training, and increases their employability (or soft) skills, enabling them to achieve economic stability, adjustment to updating work standards, and to build a supportive social network that will improve their ability to maintain their progress. As part of the proposed program’s curriculum, KCS will place half of KAEP students to enter and complete six-month internships in a local business. The program itself includes: a comprehensive assessment, ESOL coursework(intensive English or Business classroom courses), computer classroom training in Windows and Microsoft Office, general office skills training, financial literacy training, interview-training, and resume-building skills. As indicated, program participants seeking employment other than basic office or computer-related skills, will be eligible to enroll in KCS’ special training classes (which include home health aide training, nanny training, infant and newborn child care, etc.). KCS helps participants to prepare for employment, improve behavioral skills (i.e., understanding appropriate behavior at work), cultivate confidence and motivation, knowledge and self-awareness of their capacity and job abilities, improve their English language skills, and understand the differences between workplace expectations in the Korean and U.S. job markets.