We are excited to offer a variety of career services and workforce development opportunities for our students. These are services that assist students in developing marketable skills that will lead to jobs or careers that are sustainable and encourage self-sufficiency over time. These include:
Individualized Career Planning
Virtual Job Shadow
Virtual Job Shadow is a tool that we use to track your goals and store your employment materials – like your résumés, cover letters, and job applications! It also has several excellent lessons on employability and academic skills.
DC Networks Registration Assistance
The YWCA assists its students register and access DC Networks. This website is for DC resident job seekers to locate local employment and employers to access jobs and résumés. DC residents can also access education, training, labor market information to help make an informed decision about career interests.
Resume Writing & Interview Coaching
The YWCA provides instruction and resources to assist students create a resume or revise their current resume to ensure it reflects skills, knowledge and abilities to perform appropriate work tasks. Students also perfect interview skills by participating in mock interviews.
Industry-Specific Career Preparation & Training
The YWCA provides Career Services to ensure that students are knowledgeable of the skills that are needed to find and sustain employment along with providing necessary support to maintain employment. These services are mandatory. Career assessments will be given through YWCA NCA Career Education and Training Center resources. The YWCA assists with searching for job opportunities, apply for jobs, and preparing for interviews
At the YWCA, your success is our success. We recognize that each student is a unique individual and may be facing complicated situations. The social worker is available to you for referrals, support, and problem solving according to your needs. Referrals are for services including housing, mental and physical health, substance abuse and recovery, legal assistance (including expungement of records), utility assistance, and more.
Students will learn, understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, and budgeting.
2303 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, US