Ohio Opportunities for New Americans

Education and Training Resources

Contextualized English Language Classes


Donna Albanese
State Director
(614) 466-6204

Aspire program information:
To speak with someone about the Aspire program, find a site near you or get help navigating the Aspire website, call toll-free 833-8-Aspire (833-827-7473).


The program aligns adult literacy classes, including English as a Second Language, with a career pathway.


The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Aspire program calls the courses Integrated Education and Training. They combine adult literacy and English as a Second Language curriculum with training in specific career areas. Some existing programs are sewing, plumbing, hospitality and nursing assistant. The career pathways are developed according to the needs in a specific area of the state. The program isn’t available at all Aspire sites, but programs still are being created. Contact your area Aspire site or the number at right to learn more.

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