Employment Training and Support

Capacitación laboral y apoyo

Employment Training and Support

Whether you’re looking for a job or want to start a new business, CIELO has programs that can help you get started. Learn a new skill, get certified in computer programs, and meet other students with the same goals in our employment training classes. We offer courses for those who are seeking jobs and for entrepreneurs.

For Business Owners

Owning your own business is exciting, fulfilling, and a lot of work, no matter what language you speak. At CIELO we offer workshops and classes to help immigrant entrepreneurs be successful from the start.

Classes and Workshops

Sewing Classes
Monday and Tuesday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn sewing skills and practice your English in a relaxed setting. We also train students on how to run a small business and develop customer service skills. For mothers with young children or anyone looking for a job with flexibility, these classes prepare you to build a home-based business or pursue employment beyond the home.

Certified Computer Classes
Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Friday 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Earn your Microsoft certification in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, taught in both English and Spanish. We cover topics like accessing the internet, using email, word processing basics, and social networking. You’ll learn to create resumes and apply for jobs online, keep in touch with family and friends back home, and enhance important job skills.

Business and Entrepreneurship Training
Beginning later this year, CIELO will offer a series of workshops to teach the basic principles of how to run a business. You will learn how to understand financial statements, how to market your business, and much more. Partners for this program include Enterprise for Equity, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, and the Thurston County Economic Development Council.

Did you know that many of the things we think of as fundamentally American were invented by immigrants, including blue jeans, hamburgers, basketball, and Google? Maybe the next great idea will come from right here in Thurston County.

For Job Seekers

Content coming soon….

Traducción al español próximamente.


Get started on your dream today.
Call CIELO at 360.709.0931 to learn more.

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CIELO Olympia
1601 North Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501

CIELO Shelton
2505 Olympic Highway North
Suite 140
Shelton, WA 98584

CIELO provides vital support and resources for refugees and immigrants in the South Sound. Our diverse staff knows the challenge of settling in a new land because many of them have done it for themselves.  We offer educational, counseling and advocacy services.  These services empower immigrants to realize their dreams.  Families and individuals from all nations are welcome.

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