Read Muskegon Offers Job Skills And English Classes

Over the past 3 years, Read Muskegon has developed programs tailored to lower literacy adults that are focused on preparing them for entry-level jobs or apprenticeship positions in the Muskegon County workforce, increasing the number of residents who are qualified for these positions.  Through a grant from the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, Read Muskegon is now able to expand this program and also include specialized classes for English Language Learners (ELL).

Classes focus on building literacy skills specific to: completing job applications & resumes; workplace safety; filling out health care enrollment forms; writing on the job; financial literacy; understanding workplace instructions; and topics specific to the learner’s individual goals or areas of interest.  The ELL class also includes curriculum focused on family literacy so that parents who are new to the English language also understand how to support their children’s academic readiness and success. Besides improving their literacy, all participants learn important skills such as following directions, verbal communication, and how to provide positive feedback.

Classes meet twice per week with a rolling admission.  Participants receive certificates for every 40 hours of class completed, with the option to expand their learning time at our Family Literacy Center with 1-1 tutoring or specially designed software.

For more informaiton, contact Sarah Klassen, Program Director.                                                                                        231-766-5040 or









For more information on enrollment in these classes, call 231-747-7273.  Classes start September 19th. Sign Up Today!