YW Strive is a free 16-week digital literacy and workforce training program that teaches individuals how to work productively and collaboratively using Google Workspace.

Application deadline for group 1 is Friday, September 16th, 2022.
Group 1 will run meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 22nd, 2022 to January 12th, 2023.

Gain Professional and Employability Skills

More than 5 million paying businesses use G Suite applications to create and share digital files. This career coaching program teaches the fundamentals of Google’s cloud computing applications used by local employers and is designed to help trainees sharpen skills and stay competitive.

 Program topics include:

  • All things Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Calendars)
  • Presentation skills
  • Essential skills (aka soft skills)
  • Resume creation
  • Interview techniques
  • Financial empowerment
  • Teamwork and collaboration
                 

Hands-on Approach

YW Strive fosters a community of support and hands-on classes and assignments. Trainees develop and practice skills in real-time in a collaborative, safe environment. Any individual facing employment barriers or barriers to attending college is strongly encouraged to register.

Upon Completion

Participants will receive a certification that demonstrates G-Drive proficiency.

YW STRIVE – Group 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Dates:
Week 1: 09/22/22
Week 2: 09/27/22 & 09/29/22
Week 3: 10/4/22 & 10/6/22
Week 4: 10/11/22 & 10/13/22
Week 5: 10/18/22 & 10/20/22
Week 6: 10/25/22 & 10/27/22
Week 7: 11/1/22 & 11/3/22
Week 8: 11/8/22 & 11/10/22
Week 9: 11/15/22 & 11/17/22
Week 10: 11/22/22 & 11/24/22
Week 11: 11/29/22 & 12/1/22
Week 12: 12/6/22 & 12/8/22
Week 13: 12/13/22 & 12/15/22
Week 14: 12/20/22 & 12/22/22
Week of 12/27/22 & 12/29/22 – Week off for Christmas
Week 15: 1/3/23 & 1/5/23
Week 16: 1/10/23 & 1/12/23

For questions, please email YWCA’s Economic Empowerment Counselor, Farrah Foreman, at [email protected].

Local Employer or Agency Partnerships
Are you a local employer or nonprofit agency and want to partner with YW Strive? Contact Farrah Foreman, 518-374-3394 ext. 137, for more information.