YW Women’s Employment Resource Centre helps women with essential skills, job search techniques, resume writing and making connections with education partners and employers. The goal is to support women as they establish and maintain employment; to create a learning environment that supports women in building capacity.
We offer workshops and one-on-one employment readiness support to hundreds of women who are currently accessing YW housing and support programs, as well as anyone living in the community.
YW Women’s Employment Program
This six-week program combines classroom instruction and ongoing one-on-one coaching to support women as they find appropriate employment. The in-class content includes:
- Interpersonal skill development, skill identification and goal-setting
- Resume development, business writing, job search techniques, employment obstacles and interview skills
- Networking, job retention and the hidden job market
The ERC works with other areas and programs YW Calgary offers to make sure all ERC clients find the services they need. We also work with our contacts in the community, including potential employers.
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“The six-week employment program assisted me with moving towards my employment goals. I received one-on-one coaching and support with resume and cover letter writing, developing my interview skills and understanding job search techniques in the context of the Alberta job market. I felt very alone in my job search prior to this program. Now I’ve learned about networking and have developed a wonderful connection with women in the program. I am more optimistic and my thoughts are now focused on finding possibilities. I’ve learned skills that will continue to serve me throughout my working life.”