WAND Work Readiness & Self Employment

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Program 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
  • Workability Workshop Series

FREE Business Consultations

The Wo(men) Achieving New Directions 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, complete a brief form (see link below). A team member of the WAND program will reach out to you shortly after you complete the form.


Wo(men) Achieving New Directions 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.

Career Roundtable

Wednesday Evening October 21st
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Your time is your investment!

Facilitated by Talent Development Coach Pat Troy-Brooks

• Feeling like you are at career dead-end?
• Not sure how to land a 21st Century Job?
• Having trouble identifying your transferable skills?
• Need help with branding yourself for the job market?
• Contemplating a position change, promotion or upward mobility?

Come have a “Chat with Pat” and learn how to take the right steps toward the right career!

Rt. 9 Library
3022 New Castle Ave,
New Castle, DE 19720

Register online
For details email: lallendavis@ywcade.org or call 302-224-4060 ext. 216

Career Roundtable with Pat

21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

Wednesday Evening Classes
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
October 30th, November 6th,
November 13th, December 4th

Rt. 9 Library
3022 New Castle Ave,
New Castle, DE 19720

Register online
Scholarships are available based on income, click here to apply.

For details email: lallendavis@ywcade.org or call 302-224-4060 ext. 216

DelDOT Flagger Certification

Job Search Training & Flagger Certification

2 Day Session
Friday, October 18th 8:45 AM – 4:15 PM
Saturday, October 19th 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Must participate in both sessions

Earn two certificates Workforce • Flagger

  • Are you looking for employment?
  • Are you interested in highway construction?
  • Are you looking to improve your job search?
  • Learn how we can help

Participants must register 

For details email: lallendavis@ywcade.org or call 302-224-4060 ext. 216

DelDOT Flagger Certification

Barclays Career Session

November 20, 2019
Grab your seat now! The session will take place at Barclays, 125 S. West Street. Admission is free. A valid picture ID is required. Parking is available at Two Christina Cresent Parking Garage, 110 Justison St. Bring ticket for validation. To learn more email lallen-davis@ywcade.org  or call 302-224-4060 ext 216


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SCORE Delaware 2019 Partnership

Delaware SCORE offers numerous workshops and seminars throughout the year on a variety of different topics of interest to new and existing business owners. Click here to learn more about SCORE DE .

The WAND program is thrilled to be a yearlong partner with SCORE Delaware in offering FREE Business Development workshops at the Rt.9 Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except July, August, and December) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. , the classes vary on what the topic is every month. Check out the flyer to see class list.

(November 12 class) (download flyer)

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Mind Your Business Boot Camp

Starting again in November
The Mind Your Business Boot Camp Series focuses on 21st Century networking, marketing and operation skills to take a solid business idea to the next level.

  • Participants are taught how to market a business or service through the use of internet and cloud-based applications.
  • Designed for clients that need maximum flexibility and immediate income return with little to no capital investment.
  • The course facilitator is Pedro Moore, an award winning serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

REGISTER TODAY, INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE. (register online for class)
( download flyer) Scholarships are available based on income, click here to apply.

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Looking for a new job or career?

YWCA Delaware’s WAND Program is partnering with DelDot to recruit candidates for a free and paid On-The-Job Training Program in highway construction.

The program encompasses:

  • Aid in job placement
  • Case management
  • Career counseling
  • Ongoing workforce workshops

For more information contact
302-224-4060 ext. 203

Download flyer

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DELDOT Information Session
Wednesday, October 3rd
5:30 to 6:45pm

(Session starts promptly at 5:45)
153 E. Chestnut Hill Road Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713

Learn more about the DELDOT On-The-Job Training Program in partnership with the YWCA Wo(men) Achieving New Directions Program WAND.

Interested candidates will have an opportunity to meet with the staff of WAND to be considered for the next steps.

Register online: bit.ly/2MsbZXE
(Download flyer)


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21st Century Job Search Boot Camp
October 21st – November 5th

Monday and Wednesday
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
No Class Monday, November 4th

The 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp is a comprehensive program that offers the latest techniques for navigating the maze of the 21st Century job market. Clients create an individual action plan with short and long term SMART goals.
Develop a 21st Century resume, identify transferable skills, learn how to create a brand for themselves, and communicate how to re-tell their story for new employment opportunities.
Graduation following program end entails clients presenting their journey in front of an audience of attendees. The course is facilitated by Pat Troy-Brooks who is a work force development strategist expert and serial entrepreneur.
REGISTER TODAY, TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  (register online for class) (download flyer)

Scholarships are available based on income, click here to apply.

21st Century Job Skills

WorkAbility Boot Camp Series – Ongoing Sessions
Call (302) 224-4060 Ext 203 for more information 

  • The WorkAbility Boot Camp Series is a career readiness skills for individuals who are new to the workforce or have experienced significant instability in their work life as well as people with substantial barriers to gaining employment.
  • This program offers fundamental job search components, soft skill development needed to develop a work mindset.

( download flyer)

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