March 23, 2023
Resources for child caring staff, Carlos Gallego, back-left, community Outreach Manager, and Choua her, Hmong Outreach coordinator, back-standing, prepare to lead a computer software introduction class to Hmong childcare workers, Kia Chang, front-right, Chee Moua Vang, left, Kazoua Moua Thao, center-right, and Shao Vang Xiong, back-right. Ying Kong, center left, is the computer lab attendant. Not in photo Mai Yang Lee and Zang Xiong. (AAP staff photo by Tom LaVenture)

ST. PAUL (October 13, 2010) – Resources for Child Caring has utilized a new community computer center to train Hmong childcare workers on software applications.

Carlos Gallego, Community Outreach Manager, said RCC Outreach works with the Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hmong, Latino, and Somali communities to support and train child care providers and guide parents to quality childcare. The training at the computer lab run by the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium took place at the Asian American Press building on Wednesday.
Choua Her, Hmong Outreach Coordinator, conducted the class on Microsoft Office applications. She said most of the childcare workers have keyboarding skills, but the class offers a first-language introduction to software applications that will aid them in their grant applications, reports and other related work with running a childcare center.
Part of the RCC mission is to build the knowledge and skills of early care providers and educators. The class is part of its regional and national education programs through publications and business training services.
“They have to keep their licensure up and its required to take credit hours,” said Gallego. “This counts toward their credentials.”
Resources for Child Caring is a nonprofit organization that works to raise the standard of care for children so they can grow emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually and contribute to our community.
Since 1971 RCC has provided tools and services that strengthen parents and caregivers to become a solution for working parents, a fulfilling living for caregivers and enrich the lives of children in care situations.
For more information call 651-641-0305 or visit online at Contact Choua Her at [email protected]
The lab is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and with in-kind support from the University of Minnesota and community partners. The lab is available to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to work on projects associated with seven target areas: Computer basics, education, job search, financial literacy, health care, government and commerce.
Lab attendants will also help with special projects, such as locating employment listings web sites, and show them how to complete applications online, complete with uploading resumes, cover letters and other documentation to improve your chances with landing that interview. Other attendants are proficient with small business websites and can help the would-be entrepreneur locate the web sites and resources to put together a business plan.
The Asian American Press building is located at 417 University Avenue W., St. Paul, MN 55103. For information call 651-287-3091

The Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium is a nonprofit organization created to be the service arm of minority publishers and broadcasters in Minnesota. MMMC is a membership organization, consisting of most of the minority newspapers, and radio stations in the state, and community business leaders as association members. Its main purpose is to provide a variety of media-related services to Minnesota communities of color and to promote community building in minority communities through media and communications projects.

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