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Welcome!  Here is a summary of this week’s latest news about our workshops, training classes, events and more!

** ANNOUNCEMENT ** – Tables & Tastings Event

Celebrating 25 years of The Peacemaker Program and 30 years of WERC!

Tables & Tastings is the fusion of two of the area’s premier events (Wine for WERC and Come to the Table), supporting the programs and services at Empowered Pathways.  This exciting event features inspired, one-of-a-kind table creations and beautiful auction items from talented local designers. A themed basket drawing rounds out the stunning array of prizes. Join us for delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts by A Moveable Feast, food stations by Hart’s Hill Inn, wine and beer tastings, and live music by Ronnie Leigh!

The evening culminates with a live auction, where bidders compete to make sure they take home the best Table Design of the night! All of this plus the opportunity to win our grand Prize – a Mother’s Day Spa Package!

Tables & Tastings is not only a fabulous, fun event, but also helps raise critical funds for Empowered Pathways’ programs. By supporting Tables & Tastings you will be helping women find support, skills, and training enabling them to successfully enter the workforce; assisting children who are at the center of contentious custody battles to get into safe, permanent homes; and helping people with disabilities to receive access to quick, appropriate, and compassionate medical care. These services are only possible because of donors like you!

WhenFriday, May 8, 2020   from  5:30 PM 8:30 PM
WhereHart’s  Hill Inn  135 Clinton St, Whitesboro, NY 13492

If you only attend one event this year, it should be Tables & Tastings! Hope to see you there!

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, click here => 2020 Tables & Tastings

* ANNOUNCEMENT ** – Training Opportunities

Does job searching feel like training for a marathon in heals? We know it can be exhausting, overwhelming, and frustrating. But we can help!

WERC is the coach you need to help you train the right way. We’ll show you the best job search and interviewing practices to help you land the job you want.

We have several training programs and workshops scheduled over the next few months. Whether you need help creating or updating your resume, preparing a cover letter that will get you results, sharpening your interview skills, or need computer training including learning the latest version of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) — we can help!

Pre-registration is required, please call our office at 315-724-1718 to reserve your seat. First come, first serve. Seating is limited.

For information about the topics we’ll cover during our comprehensive 4-week WERC to Work training program , give our office a call or click here => May 18 – June 12 WERC to Work training 

** ANNOUNCEMENT ** – We’ve Moved!

If you haven’t been to our office in a while, WERC is very happy to announce that we have a new location …

and we have lots of free onsite parking!

We have moved from our Genesee Street, Utica location, and are now located in the Brodock Press building.

Here is our new address:

     502 Court Street
     Suite 234 (2nd floor)
     Utica, NY 13502

Our phone number is the same (315) 793-9700, so give us a call if you have any questions.

The POWER of 5  –  The Power of YOU!

You have the power to change the lives of women throughout our area. Join us in a new campaign to support our free job training services for women!

The Power of Five is based on the concept that small donations can make a big impact. For a donation of just $5, $10, or $20 a month (any multiple of 5) you can help a woman move from poverty to employment.

Click here for details => The POWER of 5

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