Economic Empowerment Program
We provide job readiness and training opportunities for individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. This program eliminates significant barriers towards access to education, gainful employment, and financial security. Check our Calendar for upcoming trainings.
With our Job Readiness courses, you will receive the skills necessary to differentiate yourself from all other candidates. Here are the most requested courses:
- Job Research
- Resume Writing
- Personal Branding
- Mock Interviews
- Interview Etiquette
- Computer basics for office/administrative work
Let us help you get your finances under control. We offer financial seminars and coaching from professionals to provide tips and tools strengthen your financial portfolio. Examples of seminars offered:
Paying Yourself First – Saving effectively requires understanding savings options and developing savings goals. Whether you want to take a vacation, buy a new home or car, pay for your child’s college tuition, or retire, effective savings practices can help make it possible.
Identity Theft/Keep it Safe – Your relationship with your bank is only the beginning of your available resources for financial security. Become familiar with the financial concerns like identity theft and about preparing for the unexpected. Learn how your careful planning can help you through financial emergencies.
Your Own Home – Learn the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus owning a home. Identify questions to ask to determine readiness to buy a home, identify basic terms and required disclosures used in mortgage transactions as well as identify predatory lending practices.
Learn how to start, manage and grow your enterprise. YWCA Lake County offers a series of instructional courses for new and present entrepreneurs. These dynamic, interactive courses offer practical information on starting and growing a business, including the nuts and bolts of developing a business idea, guidance for creating a business plan, group interaction and networking.