Program helps women regain jobs skills

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:02

    Newton — The 16-week series of Project Self-Sufficiency’s spring training program, Higher Opportunities for Women, will begin on Tuesday, March 3. Since the program’s inception, more than 350 women have learned marketable skills leading to economic self-sufficiency. The series is an intensive, pre-employment skills development program designed to assist women who have been out of the work force or who have been underemployed for a number of years. The comprehensive program prepares participants to seek entry-level office administrative positions. In addition to computer skills training, the program includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours at an unpaid externship at a community employment site, which further prepares participants to successfully venture into the job market. In addition to computer skills, classroom time is devoted to careering instruction, life skills training and interviewing strategies. All classes will take place at the agency’s new campus which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. For more information or to enroll in the program, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.