June 9, 2016 - Fourteen Section 3 Residents participated in training classes offered by Xerox Corporation. The trainings are designed to introduce Section 3 Residents to careers in printing industry as well as provide them general customer services skills. The trainings were held on June 8 and 9 at Pueblo Del Rio public housing site. Topics of discussion included professional dress code guidelines, body language, telephone and customer service etiquette, as well as introduction to Xerox services, products, general overview of the printing industry and various careers in the field from sales representatives to graphic design and press technicians.
The second phase of the training will be more focused on technical skills as the qualified trainees proceed to Operator Training with Light Maintenance session.
Trainees who show interest and aptitude will receive additional support to secure employment through registration with a Xerox 3rd party employment agency.
Xerox has committed to providing these classes to HACLA’s Section 3 Residents for free as part of meeting its obligations under the Section 3 Program.
The Housing Authority requires its contractors to demonstrate good faith efforts and comply with the Section 3 provision of Housing and Urban Development’s Act of 1968, which requires that economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible be directed to low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses which provide economic opportunities to low-income persons.
Section 3 Residents are encouraged to enroll in HACLA’s Section 3 Resident Registry to learn of training and job opportunities available to them via the Section 3 Program.
Businesses interested in providing job and other economic opportunities for Section 3 Residents are encouraged to contact the Section 3 Compliance Administrator at [email protected].
More information about the Section 3 program is available at www.hacla.org/section3.
Photo: Trainer Sherry Martin (in the middle) with several of her students
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