Acting U.S. Consul General Karachi Welcomes“English Works” Students [HamariWeb] 13 Mar, 2018

Acting Consul General John Warner welcomed 175 newly enrolled students to the sixmonth“English Works” Program in Karachi on March 11.The program, funded through United States Government’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and, in many cases, their ability to support their families. The program also introduces youth to American values, such as volunteerism, as well as cultural and religious pluralism.

In his opening remarks,John Warnertold the students,“English is a tool that can help you build a better life for yourselves, your families, and your communities. This program will enhance your confidence andleadership skills,expandyour understanding ofdemocracy and volunteerism, and help you reach your full potential as future leaders of Pakistan. You are off to a great startand you should be proud of the hard work you are putting into this program.”

The English Works program was launched to improve job-related English and practical skills among disadvantaged young people aged 17-25.Four hundred participants throughout Pakistan currently receive up to 12 hours of classroom instruction per week in English vocabulary, grammar, and writing for workplace environments.The programalso includes seminars, workshops, and conferences on resume writing, job interviews, and workplace etiquette.

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