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PSS Training & Education Programs Resume

Plans for resuming two popular training and education programs are underway at Project Self-Sufficiency; based on available public health data, the Higher Opportunities for Women program aimed at women returning to the workforce will start in August, while the New Jersey Youth Corps high school diploma program for young adults will return in September.In-person education and training are planned, but both programs are poised to resume virtual status if warranted by the ongoing public health crisis.
The 16-week Higher Opportunities for Women (HOW) Program combines intensive computer skills training with classroom instruction to prepare women who have been out of the work force or underemployed to seek entry-level office administrative positions.Women who take part in the agency’s HOW program can expect instruction in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other applications.Coursework also features workplace navigation, life skills training, resume preparation, and interviewing strategies.The progr…
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