Free Job Training Program for Women beginning in October
The 16-week HOW Program combines intensive computer skills training with classroom instruction and off-site internships to prepare women who have been out of the work force or underemployed to seek entry-level office administrative positions. Computer training and classroom instruction will take place at the agency’s campus, located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. Interested participants are encouraged to attend an Open House to learn more about the program. Open Houses will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 5th, 11th and 28th, and at 6:00 p.m. on September 7th and 19th.
Women who take part in the agency’s HOW program can expect 80 hours of computer skills training, including instruction in Microsoft Word, Excel and other applications. The HOW program also includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours at an unpaid externship at a community employment site, which further prepares participants to successfully venture into the job market. Coursework focuses on workplace navigation, life skills training, resume preparation, and interviewing strategies.