Adult Education and Work-Readiness Services

The YWCA's Workforce Development program offers comprehensive services for those looking for assistance with improving their general literacy skills, earning their GED, and preparing for COMPASS, WorkKeys (NCRC) or other educational assessments. Class schedules are structured so students receive optimal personalized instruction. Students are assigned to classes according to their skill in each subject matter. Additionally, tutoring is available for those in need of extra assistance or who have not achieved a literacy level sufficient to benefit from larger group instruction.


Literacy services offered by the program include:

  • Daytime, individual and group instruction in all areas of the GED (Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, Science and Social Studies)
  • Computer literacy
  • Provision of GED practice tests and assistance registering for GED
  • Access to online WorkKeys curriculum (KeyTrain) and administration of ACT WorkKeys® assessment
  • One-on-one literacy tutoring
  • Distance-learning options


The YWCA's Workforce Development program work readiness services helps individuals develop the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our clients face many barriers, including domestic violence, lack of child care, lack of family/social support, lack of work skills,  lack of positive work ethics, and lack of knowledge of effective job-search techniques. The YWCA's program works to remove these barriers by providing the practical instruction needed to become a viable member of the workforce.

Work-Readiness services offered by the program include:

  • Intensive outreach and case management to assist clients in accessing resources, identifying barriers and setting goals
  • Work readiness training (interviewing skills, completing resumes or job applications) and employment counseling (work ethic, resolving barriers/conflicts, timeliness, appropriate dress/behavior)
  • Access to on-site computer lab for software training, resume building and job searching
  • Transportation assistance
  • Referrals to and assistance with accessing community resources
  • On-site child care at YWCA Childcare Center
  • Collaboration with area agencies for job training and with area businesses for job placement
  • Aftercare and follow-up services for up to 12 months following program completion

 If interested in our programs, please call (513) 241-7090. For the latest news, success stories and other information, please visit our Facebook Page.



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