WHAT IS TEACHING WORK SKILLS?
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
WHO ARE WE TRYING TO HELP?
TWS teaches victims of domestic and sexual violence the critical works they need to thrive independently.
Giving students an opportunity to learn basic and advanced tool usage, basic handyman/home repair skills, home security and safety awareness, interior painting skills. Other workshops include: cooking/baking basics, sewing and textiles along with pre-employment coaching. And for those who are interested in learning a trade, we offer a pre-apprenticeship program as well.
HOW DOES THIS HELP?
- Increase their baseline knowledge of these skills, (how-things work, how to fix, how to make)
- Provide some self-sufficiency, independence
- Giving them a sense of accomplishment in being able to learn these skills to improve their own surroundings by work that they accomplished themselves
- Open up opportunities for employment
- Have some fun learning how to fix stuff!
Students will be taught by: volunteers, women-owned businesses and/or experienced trades-people, all of whom will be fully vetted, including extensive background checks.
Students select the workshops they are interested in at NO COST to them.
Students interested in learning more about a career in a specific trade/workshop will be provided with contacts and additional information.
The specific “work skills’ workshops are currently divided into eight areas and are listed under the Programs page.