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Providing women victims of domestic violence or low-income women with the tools to lead self-reliant, independent, and successful lives.

Courses Offered

The Ladder Alliance offers women who may be victims domestic violence or low-income the job skills necessary to secure employment in today’s technological job market.

Basic Computer Skills Training (BCST)

Course Information

This course covers the topics of: 

  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Internet
  • E-mail functionality


 

The program consists of a minimum of 80 hours of training where students learn keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, email and internet usage. A $15 fee is required and covers the cost of materials and a flash drive.

BCST classes are offered at three different locations including One Safe Place, Catholic Charities and Opening Doors for Women in Need. Low-income men are also served at Catholic Charities and Opening Doors for Women in Need.

To eliminate barriers to attending class, The Ladder Alliance provides healthy snacks before all classes. Childcare is provided for evening classes. Students earn points at the on-site “Success Store” to purchase new or gently-used clothing.”

Prospective applicants must call The Ladder Alliance at 817-834-2100 to apply.

Course Schedule
MorningAfternoonEvening (Option 1)Evening (Option 2)
Four times a weekFour times a weekTwo times a weekTwo times a week
11 Weeks11 Weeks22 Weeks22 Weeks

Mon – Thurs

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Mon – Thurs

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mon and Wed

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tues and Thurs

6:30pm – 8:30 pm

 

Professional Office Skills Training (POST)

Course Information

This course covers the topics of: 

  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Care

  • Business English
  • Professional Development Seminars

 

POST is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students for entry-level office work in corporate and non-profit settings. This program is a 16 week, 5 hour a day, 5 days a week, intensive experience that equips students with the skills necessary to gain professional employment. Students learn advanced computer skills, business communication, customer service skills, and job search skills. Professional seminars on financial literacy and business etiquette are also offered, in addition to an opportunity to develop a resume and practice interviewing for a job. The POST classes are offered only at One Safe Place. Students earn points to use in the “Success Store” to purchase new and gently-used business clothing.

Prospective applicants must call The Ladder Alliance at 817-834-2100 to apply.

Course Schedule
Weekdays
Five times a week
16 Weeks

Mon – Fri

9 am – 2 pm

Admission Guidelines:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate or GED credential
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or work permit
  • Have Basic computer skills
  • Qualified through entrance test and interview

 

High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) Preparation Classes

Course Information

This course covers the topics of: 

  • Math
  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science

 

The high school equivalency (formerly GED) preparation class covers math, language arts, social studies and science. Applicants are required to take an entrance assessment to determine the level of instruction needed. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of course materials. We do not offer a high school equivalency certificate test onsite, but will work with students to find the appropriate testing center. Students earn points in class that can be used in the on-site “Success Store to purchase new or gently-used business clothing.

All participants must call The Ladder Alliance at 817-834-2100 to enroll.

Course Schedule
Evening
Two times a week

Mon & Wed

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Admission Guidelines:

  • Demonstrate minimum English speaking and reading proficiency upon admission
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Completed the 8th grade and have a combined Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test skill level of the 6th grade level or higher.

Admission Guidelines

All students of The Ladder Alliance qualify for training based on being classified as “at-risk” women. The qualifications to become eligible, participants must be currently on or on the verge of accessing public assistance.

Additionally, all prospective students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Demonstrate minimum English speaking and reading proficiency upon admission
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Have high school diploma, GED, enrolled in a GED program or willing to begin work towards their GED
  • Have reliable transportation or convenient access to the bus line

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Application Process

Prospective students must call to enroll in a class or schedule a date for intake.

Call The Ladder Alliance at
817-834-2100 to enroll today!