Archive of December, 2017

Nurse Aide Training Session Starts February 10

Our next Nurse Aide Training session is scheduled to begin Monday, February 10. There is still time to come to the ESC to complete the required assessments, fill out an application, and schedule an interview for admission to our program.

This is our 40th Nurse Aide Training session, and we continue to see this program transform the lives of our students. In a matter of weeks, our graduates secure good-paying jobs in a profession in which they can take personal pride.


Nurse Aide class

Read more about the Nurse Aide Training program and application process here.

Please call 243-6040 with any questions or for more information.

Tutor Training on Saturday February 1

Want to make a difference in the life of an adult learner? The Employment Skills Center is in need of dedicated volunteers to tutor adult students one-on-one in the areas of Basic Literacy, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language. Tutoring is a wonderful way to share your knowledge and get involved in the community. We will match you with an adult student who is eager to learn!


The Employment Skills Center will be holding a Tutor Training on Saturday, February 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the ESC. Following this 6-hour classroom training, volunteers will also be required to complete 6 hours of independent online training.  After completing all training, volunteers are asked to commit to 1.5 hours twice a week or 3 hours once a week.  No prior experience is required, but volunteers must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or currently be pursuing one in accordance with PA Department of Education guidelines. As a safety precaution, volunteers will also be subject to a criminal background check.


We would love to have you as a volunteer! To sign up for the training or to get more information, please contact Kate Brazel at 717-243-4060 x 4424 or


Click Here to view our Tutoring flyer!



Carlisle Rotary Club Supports Buck a Book

Rotary Club donate

The Carlisle Rotary Club has generously donated $1,500 to the 2014 Buck a Book Literacy Campaign.  These funds will help purchase incentive books for Buck a Book Kids and their classrooms. The Employment Skills Center is grateful for the continued support of the Rotary Club. Pictured is Joe Kloza, co-chair of the Buck a Book Literacy Campaign, and Rick Coplen, immediate Past President of the Carlisle Rotary Club and the Professor of Economic Development in the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at the U.S. Army War College.

GED 2014® Information Sessions


Starting on January 2, the NEW 2014 GED® test is replacing the old test. What does this mean for you? Attend a GED 2014 Information Session at the Employment Skills Center to find out what you need to know about the new test and how to register for GED prep classes at ESC. Learn more about the curriculum, the new computer-based test format, and how to enroll in free GED classes. Make 2014 the year you get your GED!

Choose from two dates:

Thursday January 9, 9:00 am-11:00 am


Thursday January 16, 9:00 am-11:00 am

No registration is required to attend these sessions. We hope to see you there!

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