Adult Education and Work-Readiness Services

The YWCA's Workforce Development program offers comprehensive services for those looking for assistance with improving their general educational skills to earn a high school equivalency and/or prepare for post-secondary and job/career training. Classes are structured to address the academic needs of each client. Our instructional staff meet with students to develop personalized learning plans and educational goals.


Educational services offered include:

  • Daytime, group instruction in core academic subjects Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies
  • Computer literacy
  • Provision of Ohio High School Equivalency practice tests and official test registration
  • Access to online WorkKeys curriculum (KeyTrain) and administration of ACT WorkKeys® assessment


The YWCA's Workforce Development program work readiness services helps individuals develop the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Through the YWCA's partnership with Cincinnati Works, a Cincinnati Works employment coach works directly with all YWCA Workforce Development members to build job-readiness skills. The Cincinnati Works-YWCA employment coach leads weekly job-readiness classes for all Workforce Development members and provides one-on-one coaching as needed. Employment coaching begins upon entering the program, but continues as long as each client requires even after leaving the program. Once you are a Cincinnati Works-YWCA member, you are a member for life!

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 and preparation, completing resumes and job applications) and employment counseling (work ethic, resolving barriers/conflicts, timeliness, appropriate dress/behavior)
  • Access to on-site computer access for software training, resume building and job searching     
  • Collaboration with area agencies for job training and area businesses for job placement
  • Aftercare and follow-up services for at least 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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