In 2017 Tec Centro served 1,226 individuals with 3,708 services

201 of those individuals were provided job training
94 of those individuals were served in the ESL training program
78% of students attained the HS Equivalency Diploma
66% of individuals secured employment after completing job trainings

Number of job placements 245
62 Served in short-term training
139 served in skills training
203 served in adult education
578 served in job search

201 Enrolled in Skills Training in 2017
Certified Nurse Aid 45
Construction 20
Culinary Arts 9
Metal Casting and Welding 8
Dental Assistant 27
Medical Receptionist 15
Forklift Operator 62
Call Center 15

% Increasing income by +40%  77%
Completion rate for skills trainings  80%
Job placement rate post training  62%
Average Wage $12.61


About Tec Centro

Tec Centro is a multi-pronged services facility that is resolved to make an investment in the workforce development of the Latino community by nurturing a business model that integrates language, basic adult education, bilingual skills training, and job placement in a seamless system. Inaugurated on February 6, 2014, Tec Centro is a program under the umbrella of the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA).

Tec Centro collaborates with area community colleges and training programs to provide the skill training that will lead to careers in high demand areas, including: allied health occupations, construction trades, culinary arts, commercial and industrial building maintenance, and bank teller/customer service representatives. All participants receive career counseling and placement assistance. Graduates are placed in high-demand jobs and careers in our community, contributing to the economic well-being of Lancaster County.

Meet the Team

Tec Centro is nothing without the dedicated individuals who work hard every day to support our students and job seekers.

Marlyn Barbosa
Marlyn Barbosa
Program Director
Nancy Alvelo
Employment Specialist
Irene Aco-Cortes
Adult Education Instructor
Marisol Sanchez
Career Advisor
Chris Wilcox
Adult Education Instructor
Naomi Levine
Adult Education Instructor
Esther Suarez
Career Advisor
Lourdes Torres
Adult Education Instructor
Robinson Parades
Workforce Trainer
Shirly Hetrick
Workforce Trainer
Maria De Valle
Office Manager