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Women and Work


ABOUT WOMEN AND WORK

Women and Work is a FREE 14-week empowerment program for women aged 18 and over focusing on job-skills and life-management training needed to succeed in today's competitive job market.

Women and Work is an authorized trainer for New York City and is HRA approved. 

CURRICULUM

The curriculum focuses on personal and professional development, computer and technology skills, and literacy in the humanities. Classes are taught through interactive seminars, presentations and hands-on workshops. Women and Work's job-readiness classes include mock interviews, practice sessions, and guest speakers, including human resource specialists.

Highlights of our curriculum:
  • Personal and Professional Development - includes both job-readiness and soft-skills such as interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, time management and critical thinking
  • Financial Literacy (see below)
  • Microsoft Professional Office Suite (2013): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • Practical Computing - applying classroom knowledge to workplace projects
  • Technology Primer - understanding the language of computers and technology
  • Keyboarding and Data Entry
  • Writing for Business - covering all forms of business communications
  • Creative Writing 
  • Humanities - includes mathematics, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension
  • Internship
  • English As a Second Language

Financial Literacy Classes include the following:

  • Budgeting
  • Balancing a checkbook
  • Taking a financial inventory
  • Developing financial goals
  • Building good credit/Re-establishing credit
  • Maintaining the safety and confidentiality of financial records
  • Protecting against financial loss
  • Understanding predatory lending and managing debt

JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES

Women and Work graduates are always eligible for job-placement services, regardless of when they graduated.

Our services include:

  • Post-program seminars and workshops
  • Assistance with online job-searching and applications
  • Helping graduates to fine-tune and web-optimize resumes
  • Career planning
  • Social networking
  • Access to our computer lab
  • Interview coaching and debriefing

HELPING GRADUATES TO REACH THEIR GOALS

The goal of Women and Work is to equip its graduates with job- and life-strategizing skills and increased self-esteem, empowering them to attain economic and personal stability.

To reach these goals, Women and Work focuses on the following objectives:

  • Help participants to evaluate their life situations through on-site counseling and needs assessment
  • Increase reading competency skills to college-entry level
  • Ensure that participants master basic writing and mathematical skills
  • Provide computer literacy and technology skills
  • Develop personal presentation and verbal skills
  • Advance English language skills through specially designed ESL classes
  • Empower participants with conflict resolution and time-management skills
  • Address family/personal needs that may interfere with the transition to the workplace
  • Provide personal health and wellness training
  • Facilitate access to needed referral services
  • Guide participants in proper workplace attire and general appearance
  • Mentor participants through job search and initial employment phase
  • Focus on job retention and mobility with post-program support
  • Advance graduates’ computer skills through post-program seminars
  • Address life changes for newly employed graduates through post-program humanities workshops
  • Network with organizations that share W&W's goals
  • Track measurable program impact on job performance, retention, and advancement


Women and Work also recognizes the special needs of domestic violence survivors and the challenges they face in moving their lives forward. For this reason, the program emphasizes the following additional objectives in its service to victims of violence:

  • Assist survivors in building their emotional stability and self-esteem
  • Help women to recognize victimization tactics and the impact of abuse on their children
  • Provide support groups and counseling sessions addressing the problems that arise as survivors transition to violence-free lives

CLASS SCHEDULE

Classes meet from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.


ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Able to commit to the ENTIRE 14-week program
  • Having a working knowledge of the English language
  • Legally able to work in the United States

    HOW TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM

    • Apply in person Monday through Thursday between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
    Women and Work Administrative Office
    25 West 43rd Street
    Suite 1005, 10th floor
    New York, NY 10036
    • Apply ONLINE by clicking on the "APPLY TO W&W" tab at the top of this webpage.
    • Print out the application form available by clicking on the "APPLY TO W&W" tab...
      • You can bring your completed application into our office or mail it to us at:
        • Women and Work, 25 W. 43rd Street, Suite 1005-10th floor, NY, NY 10036

    Women and Work is conveniently located in midtown Manahattan and is accessible by all forms of public transportation.

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     Office Information

     
    OFFICE:
    Queens College Extension Center
    25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1005 
    New York, New York 10036

    Phone:
    212.642.2070 or 718.997.4899
    Staff Directory

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
    Carmella T. M. Marrone, PhD

    Phone
    :
    212.642.2071

    Email:
    carmella.marrone@qc.cuny.edu



    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

    Taniamarie Nylund, MA

    Phone:
    212.642.2057

    Email:
    taniamarie.nylund@qc.cuny.edu
     

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