The next WEN Signature Program will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00am.
Our core training sessions meet Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. *
*Due to the nature of our programing and the benefit of receiving one-on-one support throughout your time with WEN, we ask that you have availability for appointments between 12pm-2pm, at least once or twice per week during your time in the program.
It All Begins with Signature Programing
WEN’s signature program is uniquely structured to meet the varying needs and skill levels of women in all stages of employment: those who are unemployed, underemployed, laid off, new to the job market or seeking to re-enter the workplace.
WEN understands that achieving economic stability requires training and support at multiple levels. With a unique focus on personal responsibility and self-confidence, the training program offers a comprehensive approach that includes:
You'll meet with a Client Support Specialist, Employment Services Manager, Financial Coach, and Director of Program Services to discuss your strengths, concerns and barriers, and create a plan for success, focused on your personal short and long term goals.
You will learn how to assess your unique skills, abilities and experiences, and package them into concise résumés that serve as a foundation for your job search. Your résumé will help open doors to interviews and quality job opportunities.
You'll prepare for and participate in mock interviews conducted by human resources professionals and managers who volunteer from area businesses.
Financial Coaching and Education
You'll learn how to use a budget and keep to it in the Basic Money Management workshop. You will also attend the Credit Reports and Identity Theft workshops to better understand how your credit affects you, how to improve your credit, and how to protect yourself from Identity Theft.
You'll work closely with the Employment Services Manager to develop an individualized job search strategy that takes into consideration your needs and access to resources, and maximizes your efforts. You'll learn how to develop and use your personal networks, how to research employers, how to complete applications online and post your résumé to job sites.
Overcoming Barriers to Success
WEN provides professional case management services for women who need assistance in overcoming personal obstacles to successful employment. Licensed case managers work individually with each woman to help her resolve barriers to her economic stability such as challenges with housing, domestic violence, child care, transportation, healthcare, etc.
Confidence to Succeed
Within a positive environment, WEN’s team of trainers, case managers, the Employment Services Manager and community volunteers constantly encourage women to believe in themselves and their capacity to create a better future for themselves — and their families.