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What is TRAC?

Troy Continuing Education, in partnership with Oakland County MIWorks! Troy, offers the TRAC scholarship, an opportunity to study English and complete a career certification.  ​​​​

Am I eligible?

Am I eligible to apply for the TRAC Scholarship Program?
  1. You must have permission to work in the US.

  2. You must be enrolled in a Troy Intermediate or Advanced ESL class during the previous school year or have a Troy Advanced ESL completion certificate.

  3. You must be ready to search for and start a job after completing the TRAC program.

How do I complete the application process?

How do I complete the application process?
  1. Complete the TRAC application. Applications are available in February.  The TRAC Program starts in September and finishes in May.

  2. If you are eligible, you will receive an email with a date and time for a TRAC orientation. You must attend a TRAC orientation to learn more information

  3. At the TRAC orientation you will schedule a meeting to interview with the TRAC instructors to help the instructors learn more about you and your career goals.

  4. The TRAC scholarship winners will be announced in April and May.  

What will I learn in the TRAC Workforce Preparation?

What will I learn in the TRAC Workforce Preparation?
  1. You will create important documents for your job search: resume, cover letter, and professional references.

  2. You will learn job skill vocabulary to prepare for job applications and interviews. You will complete practice  job applications and interviews to practice the vocabulary.

  3. You will learn computer and US keyboarding skills.

WHAT IS A CAREER CERTIFICATION? WHAT CAREER CERTIFICATIONS CAN I COMPLETE IN TRAC?

What is a career certification? What career certifications can I complete in TRAC?

A certification is a career training program that requires an exam to show that you have completed the career lessons and you understand the requirements for the career.  A career certification requires 6 months to 1 year training class before you take the exam and receive your certification.

The training class can assist you in learning the English you need to start a career. The certification can show your employer that you are capable of completing the job tasks.  

TRAC has different certification options, because we make COHORTS.   Cohorts are small groups of students  who want the same or similar career training. In a cohort, you will complete a certification program on the computer with the support of an online instructor and Troy ESL instructor.  The TRAC instructors will help you research certification options to match your career goal. Here are some of the certification options TRAC already offers.

COHORT 1: BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS

Complete Microsoft Suite training: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and QuickBooks. Complete an ESL class for English used in an office. Complete keyboard typing practice.  Complete a 6 month career training program in IT or 4 month training in business. The TRAC instructors will help you find appropriate business training.

Cohort 1 options are:

  • IT Help Desk

  • IT Security and Network Technician

  • Paralegal

  • Business

 
COHORT 2: CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE (CDA) - Teacher Assistant

Complete 60 hours of classroom instruction.  Complete 60 hours of online/computer training. Complete 480 hours of volunteer time in a Troy Preschool Classroom with children ages 3 to 5 years old.  Receive a CDA certificate to find a job as a teacher assistant in a preschool. Arabic and Spanish language support available.

COHORT 3: OFFICE AND MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATIONS

Complete Microsoft Suite training: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.  Complete US keyboard typing. Complete 6 months of online/computer classes in administrative office training.  The TRAC instructors will help you choose the type of office you want to work in.

Cohort 3 options are:

  • Office Assistant

  • Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist

  • Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records

  • Dental Assistant

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Medical Care Coordinator

  • Behavior Technician and Medical Assistant

  • Certified Medical Assistant - Clinical

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR TRAC?

How can I prepare for TRAC?

Career Pathway Navigation, CPN, is a free walk-in class for all Troy Continuing Education ESL students.  “CPN” is a time for you to come ask questions about your career goals and start your career preparation. There are many steps to transfer your foreign degree and career experience to the US job market.  A Career Pathway Navigator is available to you to guide you through the process.

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