Overview

The English Works Business Council is an English for New Bostonians’ (ENB) business partnership program to convene leaders, facilitate collaboration, and share best practices to meet the needs of our fast-growing immigrant workforce in Greater Boston.

As an essential part of our economy and communities, immigrants makeup 20% of the Massachusetts workforce and own 29% of Boston’s “main street” businesses. ENB is a leader in working with immigrant communities to advance the quality and availability of English language training. ENB has unique resources and a track record of helping business leaders create ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) opportunities for their workers.

 

Tony Colon

Product Management

Rosie Ryan

Engineer

     Benefits of Joining

Access to a diverse and skilled workforce

ENB will help your company expand the pool of qualified candidates, maximize internal talent and increase the ability to promote from within.

Visibility

Your company’s good corporate citizenship will be seen by your employees, public officials, and your customers through recognition in ENB publications, social media, and website, and events, namely our annual Raising Our Voices Breakfast. This premier ESOL event convenes corporate, government and community leaders to highlight the imperative for ESOL opportunities and the businesses and individuals who are supporting them.

Special Convenings, Training, and Updates

Semi-annual gatherings will provide ongoing learning and training opportunities for your company’s top management. They also will allow for Council partners to provide input on priorities, share best practices, and hear from government officials and other leaders on immigrant workforce and education issues. Partners also will receive regular updates on critical information, special reports, and timely “tips “on how your business can help your limited-English workforce

Volunteer Opportunities for Your Employees

LENB organizes meaningful activities through which volunteers can assist students directly, such as conducting mock interviews and tutoring.

Business Services and Resources

Council partners may draw upon ENB’s knowledge and experience assisting companies in designing and offering high-quality, cost-effective workplace English classes. ENB can help your company identify and access funds available through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program and the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Watch our latest discussion

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our founding Members

 

 

 

To learn more or to join English Works Business Council, please contact: enorman@englishfornewbostonians.org