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WAND Wo(men) Achieving New Directions

Work Readiness & Self-Employment


Entrepreneur/Small Business and Career Readiness Curriculums

The WAND Program offers entrepreneur strategies to emerging business owners, who need “hands on” technical support and tools to position their business for success and sustainability.

Our workforce development programs provide 21st Century job search skills to those with barriers to employment, including, individuals seeking to navigate the job market, identify transferable skills and re-brand themselves for new and current employment opportunities.

WAND Services:

Entrepreneur Support

  • One-to-One Business Counseling
  • Assessment of Business Needs and Resources
  • Entrepreneur Goal Development and Achievement
  • Mind Your Business Small Business Boot Camp
  • DIY Marketing Lab and Workshop

Career Readiness Support

  • Career Sessions, Roundtables, Workshops
  • One-to-One Workforce Development Support
  • 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp
  • Preparing you for success in a COVID-19 Job Market

FREE Business Consultations

WAND program offers complimentary business development, advisory , technical and one- on-one counseling for aspiring business owners or those who are already in business. Take advantage of your FREE business consultation today!


WAND Programs:

YW Strive – Registration is Open!

Friday, August 13, 2021

YW Strive is a free digital literacy and workforce training program that encompasses valuable training on various digital and soft skills. Powered by Google.org, this program helps individuals learn how to work productively and collaboratively using Google Workspace. YW Strive classes are held on Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM  in-person at YWCA Delware’s Home-Life… Continue Reading YW Strive – Registration is Open!

WorkAbility – Virtual Career Development Workshop

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Achieve Your Career Goals! WorkAbility is a four-week virtual career development workshop that provides the tools, knowledge, and skills to secure gainful employment. This workshop begins Thursday, August 19th and assists individuals looking for a job, promotion, or more income. Participants will receive technical assistance and professional career coaching. The workshop, facilitated by Monterry Luckey,… Continue Reading WorkAbility – Virtual Career Development Workshop

WE360° Business Essentials Program

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Ready to Launch Your Own Business? YWCA Delaware’s 2021 WE360° Business Essentials program teaches individuals how to develop a solid innovative business plan that attracts investors and manage a business to achieve success.  Program Overview This program is designed to help ALL, including women and people of color, overcome barriers to starting, growing, and sustaining businesses while providing them with educational tools… Continue Reading WE360° Business Essentials Program

WAND Mind Your Business Virtual Boot Camp Series

WAND Mind Your Business Series

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Starting Your Business in 2021? JOIN US! Mind Your Business is a VIRTUAL boot camp series to help emerging and start-up businesses focus on 21st-century business development techniques, including: learning how to do a market analysis creating a plan determining your financials and creating a pricing model developing a brand developing operation skills to take… Continue Reading WAND Mind Your Business Series

WAND 21st Century Job Search - Virtual Boot Camp Series

21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Boost your Job Search Boot Camp 2021 is here! Are you ready to achieve your career goals? If you need a job, a promotion or more income, the 2021 boot camp series will help you develop the skills you need for seeking, gaining and improving employment. You will learn to: Identify Transferrable Skills Create a… Continue Reading 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

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Complete our interest form to stay informed on all of our upcoming WAND career development programs and opportunities. WAND programs are for all. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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