Literacy center tutor training starts this month

The Literacy Center of Milford is offering a five-week volunteer tutor training class in English as a Second Language beginning in September.

Classes will be held at the center, 16 Dixon Street in Milford from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. There is a $25 fee for course materials. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary. All prospective tutors will be interviewed in advance. For information, call The Literacy Center office between t9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800.

People interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) may also call for an interview.

The Literacy Center of Milford is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

“Non-English speakers in the U.S. can fall behind in education or employment in an already challenging job market,” said David C. Harvey, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Language barriers can also prevent them from understanding important financial, educational, health care, employment or legal rights issues. By raising awareness of our members’ ESL programs, adults in need will know where to find resources that can help them gain skills to address everyday matters.”