SAVES Refugee Program | Southwest Miami Adult Education Center

SAVES Refugee Program

Skills for Academics, Vocational and English Studies

SAVES Program is a free of charge educational program designed to meet the instructional needs of eligible adult (16+) refugees/asylees from all over the world. Eligible refugee/asylee students receive scholarships to study career/technical education courses such as: 

  • ESOL
  • GED (Spanish)
  • Citizenship
  • Cosmetology
  • Facials
  • Nails
  • Automotive Tech
  • Building Construction Tech
  • Electricity
  • Barbering

SAVES Program clients receive free  (within 5 years)

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes 
  • Career / Technical Education (CTE) Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • English for Speakers of Others Languages (ESOL) Classes
  • GED® Preparation Classes
  • Books/Instructional Materials 

Eligibility for SAVES

  • Refugee and Asylee – All nationalities.
  • Parolee and Entrant – Restricted to Cubans and Haitians.
  • Victims of Human Trafficking – Only with a certified letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    (ORR Certification Letter-Trafficking Victim)

For further information contact:

SAVES Coordinator: Andres Trujillo

Location: Room 154C

Office: (305) 226-6565 ext. 2266


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