Women at Work. If you've been in Pasadena for any amount of time you probably have at least a vague idea of what they do there: train women and men in job skills and help them find work. They've been doing it, with great success, since 1979. Patty was calling to tell me about their new division called Training at Work, where they would come to my office and train my employees in job skills.
I've done everything I can to get Boz the pooch to learn Quickbooks and he flat out refuses, so I thought the best thing I could do would be to spread the word. So Patty and I set up a time for me to meet with her and Robin McCarthy, Executive Director of Women at Work.
A few days later while I waited in the lobby a man entered, approached the receptionist and offered to volunteer. That's a fine thing because there's plenty to do. Each Monday begins with orientation for those new to Women at Work, followed by the popular Job Club, with motivation and the "Hot Jobs List." Job Club involves a $2 requested donation, for which you can stay at Women at Work all day and use their computers to search for a job and even check your email.
The hot story now is the new division called Training at Work: "workplace training at our site or yours." As companies cut training budgets they still need employees who know what the heck they're doing. Women at Work can send a qualified expert to train your employees, and can tailor that training to your company's needs.
Contact Vickie N. Campbell, Program Manager, at 626-796-6870 ext. 32, and qualified trainers will come to your place of business and train your staff in such skills as Business Communications, Customer Service, Project & Time Management, Social Media for Business, and even job-seeking. The W.A.W. folks can teach your employees how to use the various Microsoft Office programs, too. And as long as they don't behave like spoiled, overfed, elderly dogs, Training at Work can even teach them Quickbooks.