in the Food Industry (IFFI)
In partnership with four food manufacturers, Mass Manufacturing Extension
Partnership and Boston Public Schools Adult Education, ENB enables
un/underemployed ESOL students to participate in combined English and
food manufacturing skills training before applying for entry level positions,
where they will enjoy quality jobs with living wages, benefits, ongoing training,
and career advancement opportunities.
IFFI assists food manufacturers to access well-prepared employees and train
candidates to meet industry standards. IFFI also draws on ENB’s community
ESOL programs across the City as a feeder system for students interested in
food manufacturing careers. This venture helps to address labor market gaps
while advancing re-employment and career goals of immigrant workers in the region. As the Massachusetts economy continues to depend on welcoming new Americans – the only growing segment of our population – ENB looks forward to sharing IFFI best practices across other sectors, especially those facing severe labor shortages.
For more information, please contact Thays Lobo, ESOL Economic Integration Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address food manufacturing industry demand for workers with required
English and skill competencies.
Assist un-/underemployed workers to gain the English skills, “soft” skills and technical skills
needed to enter and advance in the food manufacturing industry.
Develop replicable, culturally competent models best-suited to drive forward the
region’s economic recovery.
Access to a curated pool of qualified employees.
Hands on the process of developing curriculum and program design.
Fulfilment of company hiring and retention goals. Ability to promote trained workers from within
Access to training experts, the regional workforce development system, and colleagues in the field.
English for New Bostonians (Lead )
Food manufacturing companies
MassHire Boston Workforce
MassHire Metro North Workforce
MassHire Careers Centers
City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
For more information, please contact Thays Lobo at email@example.com
185 Devonshire Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 www.englishfornewbostonians.org