Career Development

The Women In Charge social worker helps participants set personal goals and acquire work readiness and job hunting skills through group work and one-on-one coaching as needed. The social worker may refer to local employers or assist with vocational testing, financial aid, and ACT prep. Work readiness skills are modeled and practiced throughout the program. Students also receive computer literacy instruction in basic keyboarding and computer operations, internet use, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and Access). A professional speech/communication class helps women with the “soft” skills of presenting in a self confident and professional manner. They practice Standard English grammar, conversational skills and effective communication strategies during conflict. All of the women have the opportunity to leave with a set goal for their careers.