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Local Nonprofits Partner on Women’s Job Training Class

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Local Nonprofits Partner on Women’s Job Training Class

The Center for Women and Carolina Youth Development Center are collaborating on a free job readiness series to help prepare unemployed or underemployed women for the workforce.

The course, entitled “Ready to Work,” meets once every six weeks for two hours on Wednesdays on the campus of Carolina Youth Development Center in North Charleston, and teaches skills that assist women in the long-term employment process.

It offers participants the opportunity to receive guidance from career specialists and learn new skills in communication, goal setting, job search strategies, resumes, interviews, personal finance and more.
The Center for Women provides the professional instruction and curriculum, while Carolina Youth Development supplies its Bakker Career Center facility as classroom space.

“One of the ways CYDC empowers vulnerable youth is by providing them with job readiness and independent living skills training, and The Center for Women partnership aligns perfectly with CYDC’s mission of collaborating with community partners to build critical career readiness skills,” said Carolina Youth Development Center Chief Executive Officer Beverly Hardin.

“It takes us all working together to make our community a better place, and we are happy to share this valuable resource that will help unemployed and underemployed women access the training they need to improve their job prospects and enter the workforce.”

Upon completion of the program, course takers receive complimentary membership at the Center for Women for one year, providing them access to their programs and connecting them to a large network of members in the Charleston Area.

For more information or to register, please contact Paulina at, or call 843-763-7333.

About Carolina Youth Development Center

The Carolina Youth Development Center has a 227-year legacy of leading the way in serving the community’s most vulnerable families and children of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Founded in 1790 as the nation’s first public childcare institution, CYDC boasts a statewide reach, a vibrant community network of resources and expansive campuses where our children can play and grow. Our state of the art assets include our Bakker Career Center, Auto Lab, Music Studio and commercial kitchen and garden. CYDC robust umbrella of services are designed to disrupt patterns, change lives and transform communities. CYDC’s continuum of care also includes the local affiliate of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs and the Callen-Lacey Center for Children’s shelter in Berkeley County. CYDC achieved national accreditation in August 2017, and has been continuously accredited since 1980. Visit for more information.

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