Most programs are directed at the needs of first- and second-generation Latinos and are taught in a mix of Spanish and English as appropriate for the participants.
LETI Vocational School
The mission of LETI Vocational School is to provide fast-tracked education and basic skills in Business Administration, Computer Technology and related subjects with the immediate goal of career advancement. We give special emphasis and support to help first generation Latino immigrants and injured workers to learn the skills and knowledge they need to become employed, obtain financial independence, and contribute to their own family and local community. Current programs include office administration and practical bookkeeping, which are in demand and conducive to related and growing employment opportunities in business, non-profits, education and government. Additional programs are under development. Instruction emphasizes business English with support in Spanish. (MORE
GED en Español
Earn a high school certificate that is the same as a traditional high school diploma by passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test. This class is taught in Spanish in association with Edmonds Community College. The success rate in students receiving their GED certificate is extremely high!
Our annual Expo has been presented in August since 1989.
OSHA-10 Training Sessions
LETI (Latino Educational Training Institute) & Las Americas Business Center offer bilingual training to obtain your OSHA-10 certification for free! OSHA certification is widely recognized in all of the U.S.; also health and safety in your workplace is mandatory. Space is limited (24 people maximum). Offered occasionally by demand and special grant. Register now: Call us at (425)775-2688.
LETI has received a grant from the WA State Department of Labor and industries to support the creation and delivery of this program in Spanish.
Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI)
The annual Latino Leadership Initiative seeks to empower young Latinos and put them on a path to become leaders, by involving them in their communities and by giving them the confidence and tools to succeed.
OBJECTIVES • To increase the high school graduation rate • To promote college attendance and completion • To support academic success and achievement among Latinos • To encourage participation in projects and activities that enhance the community among Latino college students and supports the pursuit of success and achievement among Latino professionals.
Total Wellness of Latino Women
This FREE program prepares Latina women to better understand key elements that impact wellbeing, in order for them to improve their own well-being, not only in the home but also in many of the most important areas of life. Learn what it means to use positive communications at home, maintain an active life and how to reduce the stress of today’s fast paced world. The old adage is true for us all: Your health is your greatest wealth.
Too often, we don’t realize this until our health is threatened. These sixteen sessions, taught in Spanish over about three months, provide important insights and information involving physical, mental and financial health including financial literacy, business development, and operating a business. Topics vary, and participants are encouraged to repeat or to become presenters themselves. This program is led by LETI with the support of many distinguish presenters from the University of Washington, and other local organizations.
Our financial literacy program helps families prepare for home ownership and higher education. Focusing on the needs of first and second generation families who may not previously have bought a home, taken out a mortgage or financed higher education, these seminars offer an overview of techniques and strategies for short and long term financial planning. The overall theme is to demystify the various financial institutions and procedures of the US economy rather than to provide specific directions. The seminars are offered by bilingual instructors. Substantial emphasis is given to terminology.
HOME BUYING SEMINAR. Learn about the process of buying a house, where and how the loan process works, and all the information you need to successfully move into your new home.
Expand your horizons by speaking English with confidence and understanding. Engage in interesting and enjoyable conversation with other Latinos while improving your English vocabulary and comfort in speaking English, all at the same time. Additional English programs:
English for True Beginners
Intermediate English 1;
Intermediate English 2;
Mexican Folklore and Regional Dance
This active class keeps the traditional Mexican folk dances and music alive. Promotes leadership skill by preparing students to become part of each year’s public celebrations and events. Young and old learn side by side from master Latino dancers and musicians who love to share their passion for dance and tradition.
Recurring Health Fairs include various medical screenings and consultations, along with referrals to local health resources. See our LETI Community Calendar
for upcoming fairs.