Women Colleagues

Job Skills Training Program

 

What is  JST?

The Job Skills Training Program is for underserved women 18+ to remove barriers that prevent them access to education, technology skills and work experience specifically in business and technology sector where women are underrepresented.

 

  • Technology - Microsoft Office Suite- Excel Certification prep, & Google Suite.

  • Professional Development - SMART goals, LinkedIn, Cover Letter, Resume building, Sexual Harassment, DEI, Teamwork, Business acumen, mock interviews, & Leadership panel.

  • Mentorship - 8+ weeks of  of mentorship and guidance from senior level experts in field of interest.

    • A recent study found that women that had a mentor were:

      • 55% more likely to enroll pursue a college degree

      • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly

      • 90% more interested in becoming a mentor and empower others

      • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions and earn higher wages

The program provides the next generation of female leaders with the foundational tools and skills to earn their first jobs in a professional setting (or virtual), which empowers them to work towards an established career. These women are also provided with a sisterhood that inspires women to stand in their power with confidence, and become strong leaders.

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According to the National Science Foundation, Black and Latina women comprise just 2% of the U.S. science and engineering workforce compared to 51% of White men and 18% of White women. 

 
 
 
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Women accounted for 55% of the 22 million jobs lost in March and April 2020* 

*According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Support & Building Skills

in the following areas:

  • Technical Skills

    • Google Suite - Excel Certification prep, Microsoft Office 365 

  • Written and Verbal Communications Skills

  • Teamwork and professionalism 

  • Critical thinking and Problem Solving

  • Career Development 

  • Mentorship and networking opportunities 

  • Employment Services

  • Alumni Workshops

Training focused on Administrative Assistant and Project Management skills leading to career paths such as:

  • Project Management

  • Office Management

  • Administrative Coordinator 

  • Executive Assistant

  • Program Coordinator

  • Project Manager

  • Tech internships/apprenticeships​

Program Details

JST 2022 Cohorts

Our program runs 4 days a week - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays of general live instruction for 2 hours for a total of 10 weeks.  Microsoft Excel training are Saturdays for 3 hours for a total of 5 weeks. 

Fall 2022

August 22nd- October 27th: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Est

Days of the Week

Mon, Tues, Thurs (JST Training) - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Est

Sat (Microsoft Excel) - 10:00am - 1:00pm Est

Class Size

20 Participants

Course Breakdown

50 Hours Professional Development 

10 Hours General Office Technology

15 Hours of Excel Cert Prep

5 Hours Female Empowerment Events

Job Placement Services

6 Months (January 2023- August 2023)

You must attend an info session to be

able to apply to this program. 

Who can apply?

 
  • Females 18 + years old

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Permission to work in the United States

  • Available during instruction hours 

  • Access to computer and internet

  • Interested in administrative entry level roles towards a career paths in the business and technology sector

Have questions?

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Jannatul Yesmin

JST Program Coordinator

Jannatul@wei-ny.org

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