Educational Programs from Latino Learning Center
Training:

The Latino Learning Center provides this vocational education program in a bilingual setting to accommodate the needs of newly arrived immigrants whose primary language is Spanish. The program’s intense focus on job-site safety is designed to prevent accidents resulting in death or disability of residential construction workers. Our program also addresses the constant demand by the construction industry for trained workers who possess the basic skills to function effectively in apprentice positions.

Community Benefits:

Benefits to our community include both short and long-term impact to our economy. Benefits include but not limited to:

a. – Employability of previously untrained workers into the workforce
b. – Higher wage earnings for previously employed workers who had been earning minimum wage
c. – Removal of unemployed persons from welfare rolls
d. – Employment at apprenticeship positions allows opportunity for advancement trade
e. – Increase in spending power of students as they progress in their employment levels.

Family Benefits:

Currently 120 students are receiving training in our Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program per year. Since we initiated the program 12 years ago over 13,000 students have successfully completed the program directly benefiting their families. Ninety-nine percent (98%) of the students are Latinos and the balance comes from diverse communities.

Residential Electricity

The LLC has focused its limited resources on providing services to low-income residents of Houston’s communities. Particular emphasis has been placed at addressing gaps in services for adult education and services to the elderly and disabled communities.

The first hour of each class is used to provide safety training using audio-visual aids, practical demonstrations and interactive discussions. The remaining class time is dedicated to hands-on learning facilitated by the instructor.

Description:

The twelve (12) week course is designed to provide basic electrical training and prepare students to enter the workforce at entry-level jobs at the apprentice level. The course objectives address the following areas:

1) Article 100 NEC study. Electrical Safety, Arc flash and protection. Electrical symbols and Materials

2) Electrical tools and safety use. Types of tool used for work. Blueprint reading.  Chapter 2 of the code         book.

3) Blue print reading part II. Heavy duty tool uses and safety. Code book reading II.

4) The study of Grounding, Bonding and electrical circuits. Uses of Materials. Chapter 3 code-book.

5) Romex installation (hands on). Conduit bending (hands on). Chapter 3 code book. Underground materials and installation. (hands on)

6). Installation of materials (hands on). Romex wiring (hands on). Conduit bending (hands on).

7) Installation of materials, Romex and Conduit bending II. (hands on)

8) Study of Service entrance, Service drop and Service panel installations. (hands on)

9) Troubleshooting of electrical circuits. Fixture Installations. (hands on)

10) GFCI wiring installation. AFCI wiring installations. Outdoor wiring and installations. (hands on)

11) Finish work installations (hands on) and review of course.

12) Application of Electrical apprentice jobs. Interview process and presentation of self.

This class teaches theory, safety and residential electrical wiring in accordance with (NEC) National Electricity Code.

Duration: 12-Weeks Session:
Monday – Thursday (6pm to 10pm)

Students will receive a Certificate upon completion

Fee: $750
1st payment $250
2nd payment $250
3rd payment $250

Commercial Electricity

The LLC has focused its limited resources on providing services to low-income residents of Houston’s communities. Particular emphasis has been placed at addressing gaps in services for adult education and services to the elderly and disabled communities.

The first hour of each class is used to provide safety training using audio-visual aids, practical demonstrations and interactive discussions. The remaining class time is dedicated to hands-on learning facilitated by the instructor.

Description:

Summary for 12-week course apprentice of the Commercial Electrical class.

1) Using the National Electrical Code. Applying the N.E.C. and definitions.

2) Branch Circuits and feeders GFCI protection and AFCI protection codes and uses.

3) Dwelling load calculations and standard calculations.

4) Services, Overhead service conductors. Underground service conductors.

5) Conductors and over-current Protection.

6) Materials, Tools, and Safety equipment and procedures.

7) Grounding, Bonding and wiring Methods.

8) Conduit bending installations and (hands on) Finish work.

9) Main panel, Switchgear, and Panelboards.

10) Transformers, Generators construction types and installations.

11) Installation of Materials (hands on).

12) Summary and Installation of Materials (hands on).

Duration: 12-Weeks Session:
Monday – Thursday (6pm to 10pm)

Students will receive a Certificate upon completion

Fee: $900
1st payment $300
2nd payment $300
3rd payment $300

 

To register for the next session call:

Angela Martinez at: 713-223-1391

email coordinator@latinolearningcenter.org

LATEST VIDEOS
Speech from Secretary Hilda Solis to the Latino Learning Center
Know about how the Latino Learning Center start

 

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST

 


Message from the CEO:

This year promises new opportunities for the Latino Learning Center to serve our community. Optimism is the New Year’s norm and everything is now possible. Our Senior Activities and Health Center is now open and serving low-income seniors and disabled adults. New partnerships have resulted in additional classes in residential electricity for unemployed low-income persons qualifying for training through the Texas Workforce Commission.

Now that the financial mortgage markets are opening up, we are seeing an uptick in the number of students enrolling in our home buyer education program which most lenders are requiring before making a loan. This is also a positive sign that things are getting better as more Houstonians are looking to invest in our communities.

This year the Latino Learning Center is planning a new and different approach to housing the elderly. We are in the process of planning and developing a multi-generation housing community where the elderly family will live on the bottom floor and the supporting family will live on the top floor. We believe this prototype housing model will add to the stability of our modern family unit where the elderly are living longer and require care and support from their children.

We are also excited about our annual gala which over the past three (3) years has resulted in great success. From early indications, this year promises to be the best gala we have staged to date and we are looking forward to participation from all segments of our community.

Rodolfo Gonzalez
CEO