YWCA and Avadon to Offer Free Career Training Classes

YWCA and Avadon Offer Free Career Training Classes – To Help Displaced Homemakers and Transitional Workers Gain Meaningful Employment


Oct. 13th, 2008; Raleigh, North Carolina; The YWCA of the Greater Triangle area and The Avadon Group announced today they will jointly offer two series of classes for displaced homemakers and others re-entering the workplace. Funding for this series comes from a grant from the North Carolina Council for Women & Domestic Violence Commission

The first series of classes consist of:  Discovering Your Career Path, Career Foundations and Interviewing for a Global Economy, and Make Your Resume Talk.  This series is designed to incorporate general market trends and create a deeper level of teamwork — both to meet the demands of today’s global economy and to extract the core strengths and abilities of these women. This will enable them to stand out when competing for work. 

All classes will be held at the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, 554 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, N.C.  Although fees for the series are normally $600 per person, thanks to the grant funding, there are no charges for participants.

“We are so excited that the YWCA is partnering with Avadon in this venture to help women and others gain the skills they need to find meaningful work in the 21st century,” said Norma Owen, founder and CEO of Avadon. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to assisting women and their families. The global economy is here; we need to be prepared to compete in it.  Our series will help individuals find and enhance their skills in order to be gainfully and meaningfully employed, as well as understand how to anticipate what skills they'll need for future work.”

To register or get more information, please call Avadon at (919) 303-7205. To get more information on the YWCA, please call Shirley Wilkins-Nimmons at (919) 834-7386 or e-mail her at snimmons@ywcatriangle.org.

© 2014 Norma Owen, D/B/A Avadon Group