WAND Work Readiness & Self Employment

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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. Thanks to our partnership with Wilmington Alliance, Wilmington city residents may be eligible to receive a $400 stipend per person upon completion of YW Strive or Workability Workshops.

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:

Entrepreneurial Support

  • One-to-One Business Counseling
  • Assessment of Business Needs and Resources
  • Entrepreneur Goal Development and Achievement
  • DIY Marketing Lab and Workshop

Career Readiness Support

  • Career Sessions, Roundtables, Workshops
  • One-to-One Workforce Development Support
  • Preparing you for success in a COVID-19 Job Market

FREE Business Consultations

WAND offers complimentary business development, advisory, technical and one- on-one counseling for aspiring business owners or those who are already in business. Email WAND@ywcade.org to take advantage of your FREE business consultation today!

WAND Programs:

Google Career Certifications

Monday, August 1, 2022

Looking to increase your tech skills? With the support of Google.org and YWCA USA, YWCA Delaware now offers free tech training through the Google Career Certifications program. This program is ACE® approved – when you complete this program, you can earn up to 12 college credits, the equivalent of 4 associate degree-level courses. This program… Continue Reading Google Career Certifications




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