Welcome to the Framingham Adult ESL Plus Dream Center Web site!

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What is the Dream Center?


The Dream Center is part of the Framingham Adult ESL Plus Program. It is a career center. The goals for the Dream Center include:
  • helping students explore an education and/or career plan
  • helping students write a resume
  • helping students write a cover letter

  • helping students write thank you letters to potential employers after a job interview
  • helping students prepare for job interviews
  • helping student complete a job application
  • helping student complete a college application
  • transcript information/ information about translating educational documents
  • financial aid ($) options for college

If you have any questions, please come to the Dream Center at Fuller Middle School and make an appointment with Evanggelia. She is here to help you!

Evanggelia is available on Thursdays from 6:00-10:00.

Her e-mail address is dreamcenter01702@gmail.com


Look at our program's website!


Do you have an e-mail address?


When you are looking for a new job and/or applying to colleges, it is important to have an e-mail address that you check regularly. Many employers and college contact you through your e-mail address.

It is also very important to have a "professional-looking" e-mail address. Since your e-mail address is usually written on the top of your resume, below your name and address, it can be one of the employer's first impressions of you. You want to seem professional!

Here is an article about creating a "professional" e-mail address...

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Where can I sign up for an e-mail address?
http://www.mail.com/

gmail

Yahoo!



How do I prepare for a job interview?

Do I need a resume?


A resume is important, because it tell your future employer about you , your education and your professional experience.
A resume needs to demonstrate your work experience, education, skills, professional interests and future potential.

A strong resume can help you start a new career!

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Let's write a resume!

More resume writing!

What are some great resume strategies?



How do I write a resume?
Did you know that there are different types of resume?

Here are some examples of resume. In the Dream Center, we also have an outline that lists the information you need to complete you resume. Come to the Dream Center for help with writing your resume!

High School Resume Template
Writing a resume using Microsoft Word
Writing a resume using Google docs
Can I see a sample resume?

Are you looking for a job?


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Here is some information on how to prepare for an interview and what to wear for an interview. First impressions are very important!

How do I prepare for a job interview?
What do I wear to a job interview?

Here are some web sites you can use to look for work:

https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx
http://boston.com/jobs/
http://www.mass.gov/portal/
Massachusetts Newspapers
Jobs.com
http://www.care.com/

Virtual career information: https://web.detma.org/JobQuest/Default.aspx

How do I use Linkedin to get a job?







How do I become...


Here is a list of some of the careers and job students at FAESL+ have asked about in the Dream Center. Are you thinking of a different career? Do you want more information about one of these careers? Come see me at the Dream Center!

How do I become a lawyer?

How can I become a paralegal?

How do I become an ultrasound technician?

How do I become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

How do I become a pre-school teacher?

How do I become an elementary school teacher?

How do I become a...? (the 6 careers with the most jobs available!)

Are there any other careers you find interesting?


Automotive Programs:


There are options for various certificate programs, as well as an Associate’s Degree program.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School:
__http://assabettech.com/page.php?p=pg__

Porter and Chester:

The Automotive Technology program allows you to graduate in 12-18 months (12 months for the Morning and Midday program, 18 months for the Evening program).

__http://porterchester.com/training/automotive-lp/?CTa=1&TestId=370&ctcampaign=1120&ctkwd=automotive%20programs&ctmatch=b&ctcreative=8846569958&ctadpos=1t1&Engine=Google&gclid=CLLUv-rCpbcCFQef4Aod3WYAvg__

Mass Bay Community College:

MassBay courses are offered days, evenings, weekends, and online. They offer certificate programs and an Associate’s Degree:

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Automotive-Technology-Toyota-Lexus-C.pdf__

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Automotive-Technology-General-Motors-AS.pdf__

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Automotive-Technology-BMW-AS.pdf__

http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Automotive-Technology-Chrysler-AS.pdf

Universal Technical Institute (UTI):

__http://www.uti.edu/request-info/request-info-halogen/b/?utm_source=Adwords&utm_medium=SEM_C&utm_term=NonBrand&utm_campaign=Auto_SchoolCollegeInstitute__

Minuteman Technical Institute:

Students can earn a certificate or Associate’s Degree; students may attend part-time or full-time

__http://minutemanti.org/post-graduate-programs/programs-one-pagers/advanced-automotive-technology__

Nursing:


Options include LPN programs (certificate), Associate Degree Programs, and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School (certificate leading to LPN):
__http://www.lpn.assabettech.com/__

Mass Bay Community College (certificate program or Associate’s Degree)

Associate’s Degree:

__http://www.massbay.edu/Academics/Health-Sciences/Nursing-Program/Nursing-Program-Overview.aspx__

LPN:

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Practical-Nursing-Day-Option-C.pdf__

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Practical-Nursing-Evening-Option-C.pdf__

Middlesex Community College (certificate program or Associate’s Degree):

__https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/admissionrequirements/nursing.aspx__

Framingham State University (bachelor’s degree):

http://www.framingham.edu/nursing/


Criminal Justice Programs:


A degree in criminal justice could prepare you for a career as a police officer, a court officer, a clerk of courts, a juvenile justice advocate, a parole officer, etc. Most programs offer the minimum of an Associate’s Degree.

Mass Bay Community College:

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-SSPS-Criminal-Justice-AS.pdf__

Quinsigamond Community College:

http://www.qcc.edu/

* Many criminal justice careers require you to pass the Civil Service Exam - link below
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Teacher Education Programs:


You can study to become a preschool/early elementary school teacher, an elementary school teacher, or a middle or high school teacher. A certificate will allow you to work in a preschool, but all other grades require at least some college courses.

Mass Bay Community College:

Associate’s Degree Programs:

Early Childhood Education:

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-SSPS-Early-Childhood-Education-AS.pdf__

Elementary Education:

__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-SSPS-Liberal-Arts-Elementary-Education-AA.pdf__

To teach middle school or high school, you would need to study a subject (math, social studies, etc.) in addition to taking teaching courses

Framingham State University:

__http://www.framingham.edu/education/index.html__

To teach middle school or high school, you would need to study a subject (math, social studies, etc.) in addition to taking teaching courses

Everyone who wants to be a teacher in Massachusetts needs to pass a test called the Massachusetts Teacher Educator Licensure (MTEL)

http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/

Massage:


Exam information: __http://www.massage-exam.com/massachusetts-massage.php_

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy:
__https://www.bancroftsmt.com/service/jobs.cfm?id=25&p=17__

Salter School:
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Everett Institute:
Massage school

Interpreting:


This site provides information about a variety of programs throughout Massachusetts.
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Medical Careers Other Than Nursing:

Minuteman Technical Institute:

__http://minutemanti.org/post-graduate-programs/programs-one-pagers/health-occupations__

(This site includes information about the following certificate programs)

Mass Bay Community College:
Certificate Programs:

Central Processing Technology
__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Central-Processing-Technology-C.pdf__

Central Services & Material Management
__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Central-Services-and-Material-Management-C.pdf__

Emergency Medical Technician
__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Emergency-Medical-Technician-C.pdf__

Phlebotomy
__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Phlebotomy-C.pdf__

Surgical Technology
__http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/Curriculum-Sheet-Health-Sciences-Practical-Nursing-Evening-Option-C.pdf__

Culinary Careers:


Minuteman Technical Institute:
__http://minutemanti.org/post-graduate-programs/programs-one-pagers/culinary-arts-baking__

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
__http://assabettech.com/page.php?p=pg__

Le Cordon Bleu
__http://boston.chefs.com/?src=129443&siteid=se1+mt3+schools+in+culinary+arts+ma&gclid=CP6c3fqIzrcCFQWk4AodiHoABw__

Salter College
__http://www.saltercollege-us.com/?source=sc-google-culinary-schools-in-ma-local-match-boylston&cr=8724246910&kw=culinary%20schools%20in%20ma&mt=b&pl=__

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
__http://www.cambridgeculinary.com/__

Cosmetology Programs:


Minuteman Technical Institute
__http://minutemanti.org/post-graduate-programs/programs-one-pagers/cosmetology__


Do I need a business card? How do I make a business card? Where can I order a business card?



Everything you need to know about buisness cards!
Where can I purchase business cards?


Where can I take the HiSET?


HiSeT Testing Sites:

Keefe Techhttp://www.keefetech.org/adult-ed/ged-prep.html

Assabet Valley Regional School 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro 01752-1288 (508) 485-9430 x1216

Milford High School 31 W. Fountain Street, Milford 01757 (508) 478-1119

Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester 01606 (508) 854-4407

Worcester Public SchoolsWorcester Adult Learning Center Fanning Bldg. Rm 105 24 Chatham Street, Worcester 01609(508) 799-3170


What do I need to do to go to college?

I need more information!
Information from the Massachusetts Career Information System:
http://masscis.intocareers.com/

Am I ready for college? http://www.collegetransition.org/promisingpractices.briefs.coreskills.html

What do I need to do to go to college?
What else do I need to go to college?
How can I find the right college for me?
Where can I go to college?
What do I want to study in college?

MassBay Community College
http://www.framingham.edu/



Where can I get my educational documents translated?


The following web site is a reliable place that will translate your transcripts and other educational documents for a fee ($). You can either print a copy of the form from the web site or come to the Dream Center for a copy. If you like, when you visit the Dream Center, we can help you complete the form.
Center for Educational Documents

Videos:



Here are some videos that can help you with the job searching process. If you have any questions, please see Evanggelia in the Dream Center.

How do I prepare for a interview?











What do I need to do to make a good first impression?





What do I need to bring to a job interview?




How do I write a cover letter?









How do I write a resume?







I have a degree, but I don't have any work experience.

What do I write in a resume?



How do I write a thank you card after the interview?