DARIEN, Conn. – The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will offer computer classes this fall as part of its Job Search Support Program for women. The classes will focus on skills such as keyboarding and programs such a Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
The Beginning Excel class will begin Sept. 19 and will be offered on Wednesdays. The Beginning Word class will begin Sept. 20 and will be offered on Thursdays. Intermediate Excel begins Oct. 10 and runs on Wednesdays. Intermediate Word begins Oct. 11 and runs Thursdays. Each of these classes is two hours long and will be held at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Each class runs for three weeks.
PowerPoint will begin Oct. 15, and Publisher will begin Nov. 5. These classes are both two hours long and run for two sessions. The classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The one-hour, three-session keyboarding class will begin Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. and again Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The classes will be taught by Job Search Program Coordinator Kate Foster and Susan Cameron, a computer training professional with more than 30 years of experience. Each class will include practical applications for the workplace. The services are available for a fee, but financial assistance is available for women demonstrating need.
The Job Search Support Program was started in the 1980s to help women gain skills to enter the workforce. Foster offers one-on-one job search assistance with resume writing, interview skills, job search website navigation and other skills needed to help land the right job.
For more information about computer training and the program, contact Kate Foster at 203-655-2535, Ext. 307, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.