The Ladder Alliance is a program that works with women’s shelters and other agencies and organizations to provide prospective students access to computer application and office training to enable them to seek gainful employment, becoming self-sufficient in providing for themselves and their children.
Students attend evening classes two nights a week and can choose from either Monday/Wednesday nights or Tuesday/Thursday nights. These classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To eliminate barriers the women would have to being able to attend the training sessions, our program provides child care and a light dinner for them and their children. These services are provided at no cost to the students.
GED classes also meet in the evening allowing students to take advantage of dinner and child care. GED classes meet on Monday and Wednesday.
Students receive instructor led training in the following courses:
|Microsoft Word||9 weeks|
|Microsoft Excel||8 weeks|
|Internet and E-mail usage||3 weeks|
All students of The Ladder Alliance qualify for training based on being classified as “at-risk” women either currently on public assistance or in danger 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 on GED.
- Have reliable transportation or convenient access to the bus line.
All prospective students to The Ladder Alliance program are required to fill in, sign and submit a student application and be interviewed for eligibility.