New Technology Tools Prepare WERC Graduates for Workforce
Technology skills are required for many jobs in today’s workforce. Employers often expect competency in word processing, spreadsheets, and other business software applications. Women who have been out of the workforce for several years often lack these skills, however, and may find it difficult to secure paid employment without them.
The Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) provides training in both soft skills and technology applications to single mothers or displaced homemakers who have lost their income due to the death, divorce, disability, or dislocation of a spouse.
With the help of a grant from the Foundation, WERC was able to purchase new laptop computers, an interactive whiteboard, and flash drives. WERC uses these tools to offer interactive technology training to prepare their clients for a job search. Thanks to WERC, these formerly displaced homemakers are on their way to finding employment so that they can build economic and personal independence.