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TVCC now providing computer, welding classes to English learners

Noe Gonzalez (left), the High School Equivalency Program's outreach and engagement specialist, and Daniel Liera-Huchim (right), coordinator of the English as a Second Language program, at Treasure Valley Community College. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College this spring will offer classes in welding and computer science to students in the English as a Second Language program to better integrate them into campus life. 

The initiative is significant because it’s the first time such courses have been offered for students of English as a Second Language. These introductory courses are funded by a grant from Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission and have no cost for students. 

Program staff hope that by giving students the option to take one course for free, they are setting them up to earn a . . .