YWCA of Olympia Brings Economic Empowerment Program to Grays Harbor County

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The YWCA of Olympia is proud to brings it Economic Empowerment Program to Grays Harbor. Photo courtesy: YWCA of Olympia.

Submitted by YWCA of Olympia

Enrollment is now open in Grays Harbor County for the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program (EEP), a partnership between YWCA Olympia, the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) and the Thurston Chamber of Commerce. We are pleased to announce that transportation will be available for women in Grays Harbor County who are attending the program.

The Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) is a free job-training program for young women between the ages of 16–24, which provides gender-responsive hands-on experiences at the YWCA Other Bank (hygiene product distribution center), individualized life and career support, mentoring and work placement prospects. Women who complete the program may be eligible for a financial stipend. In addition to hands-on job training, EEP offers a weekly well-being workshop for job trainees focused on strengthening the executive functioning and soft skills necessary for success and access to Kathleen’s Professional Clothing Closet.

The next session of EEP begins on Tuesday, April 5. The 8-week program is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sign up today online or call Pamela Dickey at 360-352-0593 to learn more about eligibility.

The Economic Empowerment Program is a unique gender-responsive approach to workforce development. The Economic Empowerment Program responds to the unique needs of women and provides training that supports economic stability and economic mobility. The program ensures that women are equipped with competence, confidence and connections to help them succeed in the workplace, move beyond minimum wage employment and experience financial and familial stability.


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