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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 uses a wrap-around Care-Team approach to ensure participants receive additional resources as needed while in our programs or during periodic check-ins after graduation, used to support further those we serve.

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 six-week digital literacy and workforce training program offering valuable digital and soft skills training. Powered by Google.org, this program teaches individuals how to work productively and collaboratively using Google Workspace. Participants are welcome to attend hybrid classes remotely via Zoom or in-person at the Home-Life Management Center’s Learning Lab (709… Continue Reading YW Strive – Registration is Open!

WorkAbility – Hybrid Career Development Boot Camp

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Coming Soon! Achieve your career goals! WorkAbility is a four-week career development boot camp designed to assist individuals looking for a job, promotion, or more income. This boot camp, facilitated by Monterry Luckey, CEO of Think Next MOJO Consulting, LLC., provides the tools, knowledge, and skills to help individuals secure gainful employment. Register to attend… Continue Reading WorkAbility – Hybrid Career Development Boot Camp

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 long-term success.  Program Overview This program is designed to help ALL, including women and people of color, overcome barriers to starting, growing, and sustaining businesses. WE360° offers multiple self-paced premium… Continue Reading WE360° Business Essentials Program

WAND Mind Your Business Virtual Boot Camp Series

WAND Mind Your Business Series

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Coming Soon! 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 a solid business idea to… 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

Coming Soon! Boost your Job Search Boot Camp 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 21st Century Resume Manage your digital footprint Master networking… Continue Reading 21st Century Job Search Boot Camp

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