Monday, January 17, 2011

Immigrants use slow season to improve skills

These immigrants are using the winter season to learn new skills. I wish everyone did that, instead of just watch more TV, especially when jobs are scarce and require more skills. - - Donna Poisl

By Tara Bahrampour

When Jesus Echeverria waits for employers to select him from a crowd of day laborers, they often pass him up.

The skills they are looking for are ones the Salvadoran immigrant doesn't have, such as electrical work, drywalling or masonry.
"I want to know how to do the work," said Echeverria, 54.

With the launching of a new program called "Winter Semester" at Casa de Maryland, he may have better luck this spring.
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