In addition to educational programs offered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California member organizations, which include the Center for Employment Training (CET), the California Human Development (CHD), the Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC), Employers’ Training Resources (ETR) and Proteus Incorporated, the following organizations offer additional education and job training programs.
The Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development (FIELD)
FIELD is a non-profit organization based in California’s San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. FIELD offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy courses to individuals 18 years of age and older. The English language is explored on a reading, writing, listening, and speaking level. For more information about FIELD’s educational programs contact (661) 822-4381.
The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
MAOF is an organization based out of Los Angeles and Kern County, and also offers services in Monterey County. The Los Angeles Department supports a Senior Hispanic Information and Assistance (SHIAS) program that provides information and assistance services. Information is provided on topics including health, transportation, housing, employment, naturalization, hunger, document assistance and more. For further information on the SHIAS program contact the Program Director, Elizabeth Jimenez at (323) 278-3896. MAOF also offers job training programs and financial education workshops. MAOF’s financial education workshops go over financial basics, how to set up monthly budgets, how to deal with loans and credit, and much more. For more information on MAOF contact (323) 890-9600.