WOC gives women confidence, skills to get into workforce

Women can learn office skills, and how to get them through the Women's Opportunity Center

The Syracuse-based Women's Opportunity Center is about to start its 34th training program, aimed at teaching women office skills, and the way to get jobs.

Kiki White, with WOC, says most clients are women who've been out of the workforce, raising a family or caring for older relatives, or women who've gone through a separation or divorce and now have the financial need to work.

In addition to the 6-week office skills training on computer use and office work, WOC works to build confidence by help with resumes and interviewing skills. It also offers a wardrobe closet (donations welcome) of conservative, interview-appropriate clothes.

The program, at 901 James Street in Syracuse, is supported, in part, by an upcoming fundraiser evening aimed at women all over the community. 'Fashion for a Change' is at Drumlins on Tuesday (March 11) evening, and features a fashion show and boutique shopping.

For information on the event or on the training programs, check with WOC at the website or by phone at 446-0550.