Career Readiness ESL : Emily Griffith Technical College

Career Readiness ESL

If you are a refugee who has entered the United States in the last five years, our Career Readiness ESL (CRESL) program will help you build your language skills and find a job. 

Career Readiness ESL (CRESL)  is our free English program for refugees. In CRESL classes, you’ll learn the language skills you need to work in the United States. You can take classes ranging from low-literacy to advanced. 

All individuals with refugee or asylum status can attend CRESL classes for free for up to five years. 

Project Worthmore: We have partnered with Project Worthmore to offer our CRESL classes at Village Exchange Center at 1609 Havana St, Aurora, Colo. and Hidden Brook Apartments, 1313 Xenia St, Denver, in addition to our main location at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, Colo. 

Register today: If you are ready to get started learning English, check out our class schedule below and start your application here

You will need documentation showing your immigration status to register. 

Questions? If you need more information, give us a call at 720-423-4700 or email us at

Or come visit us during regular office hours at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, Colo.: 

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


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"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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