Bronx, NY – Bronx Community College offers displaced homemakers career development workshops, vocational training (computers for beginners, intermediate and advanced office skills) for BRONX and UPPER MANHATTAN residents. Employment specialists assist with job search, resume writing, cover letter writing, internet access for job leads, use of computer lab, faxing/e-mailing of documents and referrals. Counseling, as well as advocacy, is provided for your personal, educational and career needs.
Upon your completion, you will receive a certificate, job referral/placement, internship, referral for “Dress for Success” and much more. Eligible “displaced homemaker” students include individuals who have provided unpaid services to family members in the home; have been dependent on income of another family member, or are unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
To register, you need a birth certificate, social security card for yourself and child/children, proof of income such as HRA budget letter, two current pay stubs, two unemployment stubs, notarized letter, and a resume (if you have one). You also must have childcare arrangements in place, be motivated and reliable, and have a serious desire to work and attend classes, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classes are free if you meet the criteria. Next Displaced Homemaker Orientation Registration begins Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at noon.
You can register Monday through Thursday @ 10 a.m. at Bronx Community College, Gould Residence Hall, Room 309, University Avenue & West 181st Street, Bronx, NY 10453. Also you can call (718) 289-5828/5824. The Fax number is (718) 289-6341 to set up an appointment.
Ana Rosa Garcia