Pennsylvania Women Work has helped over 65,000 Pennsylvanians find lasting employment. Our free programs offer job-seekers the opportunity to transform their lives through empowerment, employment, and economic independence.
Virtual New Choices Classes
Classes will run on a biweekly schedule from now through the end of spring 2021. Check back for updates and additional information.
June 14-18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6-8 p.m.
IN PERSON: June 14-18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - in partnership with YWCA Pittsburgh
June 21-25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - in partnership with Northland Public Library
June 21-25, 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
July 6-9, 9:30 a.m-12 p.m., 1-3:30 p.m., 5:30-8:00 p.m.
July 19-23, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
In response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, we have launched our traditional New Choices class using a new, safe-from-your-home, virtual model.
During the class, participants will gain access to current lists of job opportunities, practice interviewing and applying for jobs online, revise their resumes, and learn how to manage stress through this uncertain time.
Being that this class will be completely conducted online, there are a few prerequisites for participants:
Virtual Customer Service First-Class
If you're looking to push your job search forward, join Customer Service First-Class. Participants learn critical communication and professional skills transferable to any job through this five-day workshop. At course completion, attendees will be interviewed by local employers.
Our next class will be announced soon. Join the waiting list by clicking the button below!
To be eligible, participants must complete a work-ready assessment, have an electronic copy of an updated resume, have a high school diploma or GED, basic computer skills, and make the commitment to attend all classes and participate in at least four interview sessions with potential employers.
Additional Client Opportunities
If you are already a PA Women Work client (participated in New Choices, Customer Service, 3 Cups of Coffee, RISE or GROW), you are eligible to participate in the below virtual opportunities!
Mindful Career Exploration
Learn, plan and transition with our mindfulness workshop for current and former clients. If you are struggling to manage your anxiety and stress in your job search or at work, join us virtually for a one-hour session and learn how different mindfulness strategies can help assist you in your career journey. Join us for all six classes or check out one or two by registering here.
Monday, June 7, 12 - 1 p.m.- Mindfulness through Music
Monday, June 21, 12 - 1 p.m. - Mindfulness through Movement
Monday, July 12, 12 - 1 p.m. - Mindfulness through Expressive Art
Monday, July 26, 12 - 1 p.m. - Mindfulness through Expressive Writing
A Closer Look - Client Support Sessions
Clients are invited to attend A Closer Look session, where one of our expert staff or volunteers will dive into specific questions and challenges our clients are experiencing. This is open to any current PA Women Work client, but registration is required ahead of time!
Tuesday, July 6, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Mock Interview Sessions
Practice makes perfect! We offer virtual mock interviews to clients. You must register in advance to be added to the schedule. Space is very limited (12 clients per session), so make sure you reserve your spot far in advance!
Thursday, July 1 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday, August 5 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday, September 2 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday, October 7- 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday, November 4- 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday, December 2- 9:00 - 11:00 am
Employer Meet & Greets
PA Women Work clients have the opportunity to hear directly from local employers through these virtual Employer Meet & Greets. You must register in advance.
Wednesday, June 16, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 21 , 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, September 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 20, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 9 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
3 Cups of Coffee + 3 Cups of Coffee GRAD
3 Cups of Coffee is a short-term mentoring program that connects job-seekers with a skilled volunteer in a similar job field. Over three meetings, the mentor helps the mentee strengthen their interview and job search skills and create a customized career plan while networking and building connections.
To sign up as a mentee or mentor, email email@example.com.
3 Cups of Coffee GRAD
GRAD is a special subset of our 3 Cups of Coffee program offered to CCAC and WCCC students and alumni. This program offers additional supports, resources and incentives. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Sign up now for any of our classes!