Tuesday's @ 1:30 - Weekly Orientations - 915.843.4055

In-House Orientations are held weekly.

Every Tuesday @ 1:30 pm, our team facilitates in-house orientations. Click here to schedule. Please call 915.843.4055 or email us at to schedule an appointment.

Orientation - Step 1

Project ARRIBA performs outreach and recruitment to an at-risk population interested in pursuing training for long-term career progression. The “at-risk” population includes low-income, minority, first-generation in college, veterans, single parents, and unemployed/underemployed adults. The Project ARRIBA Orientation is a formal presentation that introduces to prospective applicants the program’s background, purpose, community expectations, sacrifices and personal commitment required to succeed. Outreach and recruitment is aimed at the junior college development education programs, ESL programs, and general student population, as well as community agencies, housing complexes, local churches, job fairs, and flyers are disseminated throughout the community.

To schedule yourself for an upcoming outreach sessions, go here.

Assessment - Steps 2 & 3

Our testing and assessment tools used at Project ARRIBA are fundamental to the enrollment process. Currently we make use of two nationally known instruments that assess an assortment of academic, temperament, and job interest data. Applicants taking the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are given a battery of academic tests to measure their level of Math Skills. Passing score for TABE is 577 or higher, with 800 being the highest score. A score of 577 is considered an 8th grade level or above.

DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, leadership, sales, and communication. … DiSC profiles describe human behavior in various situations, for example how you respond to challenges, how you influence others, your preferred pace and how you respond to rules and procedures.

Intake - Step 4

At Intake, personal information about an applicant is documented to include Texas Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) information, food stamp and other assistance case numbers, monthly income, number of dependents, and other demographical information to meet minimum entry requirements. Minimum entry requires include:

- Age 18 and older ;
- Be a United States Citizen or Legal Resident;
- If the individual is male, comply with the United States Selective Service System registration requirements;  
- Have a household income at or below 200 percent Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines; 
- Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.; 
- Reside within the County of El Paso;
- Have a 2.0 GPA or higher;
- An individual who has a demonstrated barrier to employment, including, but not limited, to lacking skills needed to secure full time employment, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), lack of transportation, and/or lack of child care. 

Download our Intake Document PDF for more information.

Individual Service Strategy - Step 5

During the Individual Service Strategy (ISS) a Case Manager is assigned to each applicant to gather vital information about the applicant’s family, life barriers, academic and professional goals, supportive system, educational transcripts (if any), other vocational training and past employment. This information is used to minimize the risk associated with long-term training and measure the positive outcomes for investing in this person. Motivation, Employability, Ability to Learn, Need and Staying Power are evaluated.

Participant Evaluation Team - Step 6

During the Participant Evaluation Team (PET) meeting, the CEO reviews Intake and ISS, as well as family, academic and employment history, past and present barriers, and future goals. The PET may also involve an interview with the applicant. The PET evaluates the applicant’s motivation to starting a long term training program, determines the applicant’s employability from past experiences, assesses their ability to learn from the several academic tests in the enrollment process, determines the applicant’s need from their Intake, and evaluates the applicant’s commitment to the program, the selected career field, and the community of El Paso.