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Six Resources for Teaching About Careers in Science

PBS LearningMedia | January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Six Resources for Teaching About Careers in Science

What better time to discuss careers and goal setting with your students than on the cusp of a new year? In December, PBS LearningMedia featured a collection of resources focused on STEM careers that was both motivating and insightful. Designing a Rollercoaster Video (:53): Grades 5-12 Meet mechanical engineer and roller coaster designer Chris Gray, in […]

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Strategies for finding a job in the sustainability sector – how did Elena Olmedo work it out?

Post-Secondary ESL | December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Strategies for finding a job in the sustainability sector – how did Elena Olmedo work it out?

Michael Pollan has written “The word “sustainability” has gotten such a workout lately that the whole concept is in danger of floating away on a sea of inoffensiveness. Everybody, it seems, is for it whatever it means.” So what does sustainability mean to you – do you think of solar panels or wind power? Buying […]

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Work Voices 9: Siripat Nengchamnong, Restaurant Owner

Work Voices | November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 9: Siripat Nengchamnong, Restaurant Owner

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Siripat Nengchamnong is from Thailand and came to the US in 2005. She studied English at San Jose State University and took a Hospitality Management course at Mission College to prepare her for opening her own restaurant, the White Elephant in Santa Clara. Siripat describes how she […]

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Work Voices 7: Henri Gonnet, Solar Engineer

Post-Secondary ESL | September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 7: Henri Gonnet, Solar Engineer

Download Educators’ Activities Here This is the seventh interview in our Work Voices series for ESL educators. Henri Gonnet is from France and came to this country 25 years ago. He now works in the green tech field at Solar City, having been fascinated by the world of electricity, and in particular the growing world […]

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Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | July 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Paweena Lizarraga came to the USA from Thailand in 2006 and trained at City College of San Francisco on the Bridge to Biotech program where she received her laboratory certification. She explains that this one year course offers the necessary mathematics and science to prepare her for […]

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Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Post-Secondary ESL | June 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Carlos Garcia, from Nicaragua, who works as a certified health interpreter. Carlos Garcia describes how he chose his career. While in hospital undergoing treatment, he helped translate for a fellow patient who did not speak English and couldn’t communicate with the doctors and hospital staff. He […]

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Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Post-Secondary ESL | May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Jose Puzon, from the Philippines who works as a dialysis technician. Jose Puzon is from the Philippines and decided to train as a dialysis technician, deeply moved by the death of his grandmother from kidney failure and inspired by his cousin who was working in the […]

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Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Rita Cai is from China and describes how she learned English at Milpitas Adult School, and then went on to train as a medical assistant, eventually finding work as a dental assistant. She explains that she made this choice because she could not find work as a […]

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Work Voices 2 – Esther Amuyunzu, Medical Student

Post-Secondary ESL | April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 2 – Esther Amuyunzu, Medical Student

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Esther Amuyunzu is from Kenya and is in her second year as a medical student at UCSF in San Francisco. She describes how her mother, who was a nurse, inspired her interest in the medical field. Esther explains the importance for students to have a clear vision […]

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Work Voices 1 – Elia Ruano, Radiologist

Post-Secondary ESL | March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 1 – Elia Ruano, Radiologist

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Elia Ruano describes her journey to becoming a radiologist.  She explains the English requirements and also the how the Radiology Certificate program at Canada prepared her to practice in the field.  The only education prerequisite for admission to a program is usually a high school diploma or […]

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