San Francisco -- House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today visited the Charity Cultural
Services Center's (CCSC) 'Skills for Life' program, a program for
which she secured $400,000 in the 2005 omnibus spending bill.
"These funds will
help Charity Cultural Services Center expand programs that provide
job skills training to San Francisco's recent and low-income Asian
immigrants, and ease their families' transition into life in a new
culture," Pelosi said.
tuition-free employment training and job placement assistance to
low-income or unemployed recent Asian immigrants with limited
English proficiency. Participants train in one of more than twenty
career paths ranging from culinary arts to construction
More than 300
individuals apply for the 70 spaces in CCSC's Culinary Academy
each year. This funding will help expand the Culinary
Academy to enroll 126 participants per year.
In addition, this
funding will support the creation of a culturally and
linguistically sensitive Ironworkers Union Certified
Pre-Apprenticeship Program to help meet increased demand for
skilled ironworkers due to the Chinatown Central Subway Extension.
Pelosi also secured $10 million for the subway extension in the
2005 omnibus spending bill.
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