YWCA JOB SEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
For more information and to register, contact Kate Foster at
INDIVIDUAL TUTORING AVAILABLE NOW!
What is the program?
The YW’s job search support program is designed to support women in all aspects of the job search process with an individualized approach. With the economic downturn driving more women to seek employment women may need to improve their Microsoft Office skills, update their resumes, or just consult with someone about the process of finding or returning to work or to simply to discuss where to start. This program is open to all women in lower Fairfield County. The first step is to schedule a ½ hour free consultation. Services are available for a fee with financial assistance available to those demonstrating a need.
Who is eligible for the program?
The YW’s Job Search Support program exclusively for women is open to all residents of towns in lower Fairfield County.
What specific services are offered?
Who teaches the computer classes?
Kate Foster teaches Microsoft Word. Susan Cameron, a computer training professional with over 30 years of experience with computers, teaches Excel. Mandy Teare teaches the Keyboarding class.
Where are the computer classes held?
The classes are held at the Computer Center at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk’s facility in Darien which features state of the art computer stations. The Computer Center was made possible by a generous grant in Fall 2009 from the Darien Technology & Community Fund.
How do I enroll in the classes or other services?
The recommended way is to contact Kate Foster at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk at 203-655-2535, ext. 301 or email her at
COMPUTER CLASS DETAILS
Beginning and Intermediate Microsoft Excel is scheduled 3 times per year on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to Noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Beginning and Intermediate Microsoft Word is scheduled 3 times per year on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Each class includes practical applications to the workplace, meeting for 2 hours each week for 3 consecutive weeks.
PowerPoint and Publisher are taught 2 times/year. Please refer to the Computer Class Schedule.
Pre-registration is required by calling the YW office at 203-655-2535.
More about the program
The YWCA job search support program was originally developed in the 1980s to help women who need to become financially self-sufficient and to gain the job skills they need to enter the workforce. In the past, participants have been residents of Greenwich, Wilton, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Norwalk, Darien and Stamford.