The YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Job Search Support Program for women will offer computer classes to the public in December and January. These services are available for a fee but financial assistance is available.

Kate Foster, YWCA Job Search Support program coordinator and Susan Cameron, a computer training professional with 30 years of experience, will teach the computer classes at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Technology Training Center. Each class will include practical applications to the workplace, meeting for two hours each week for three consecutive weeks. Pre-registration is required by calling the office at 203-655-2535 or visiting www.ywcadariennorwalk.org/jss for a registration form.

December sessions will be held in Intermediate Excel and Word. The two-hour Intermediate Excel class will begin on Nov. 30 and will be offered on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The two-hour Intermediate Word class will begin on Dec. 1 and will be offered on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

January sessions will be held in Beginning Excel and Word. The two-hour Beginning Excel class will begin Jan. 4 and will be offered on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The two-hour Beginning Word class will begin on Jan. 5 and will be offered on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The YWCA Job Search Support Program was originally developed in the 1980s to help women who need to become financially self-sufficient gain the job skills they need to enter the workforce. In the past, participants have been residents of Norwalk, Greenwich, Wilton, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Stamford and Darien. Certified social worker and career coach Kate Foster offers one-on-one job search assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, job search website navigation and everything needed to prepare for landing the right job.

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