Delivering exceptional, personalized training to help women identify and achieve their employment goals.


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

** ANNOUNCEMENT ** – FROM WERC TO WORK Training – Starts November 6!

We are happy to announce the return of our Professional Pathways training program: FROM WERC TO WORK!

Have you hit a wall with your job search? Do you need a computer refresher course? Nervous about job interviewing? We have the class for you!

This 4 week, in-depth program includes topics such as resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, customer service techniques, Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and much more. You will even have an opportunity to meet with local employers!

Job searching can be exhausting, overwhelming, and frustrating. We know! WERC is the coach you need to help you train the right way! We’ll show you the best tricks & tips happening today to help you LAND your dream job! Click here for information about the topics we’ll cover during this training program =>   From WERC To WORK

  • Date: November 6 to November 30 (Monday – Thursday)
  • Time: From 9:15 AM to 2:00 PM

Did you know that 75% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of completing this course. And there’s no charge for any of our services!

You must pre-register by contacting our office (no walk-ins). Please call our office for information and to register at => (315) 793-9700.

** THANK YOU ** – WERC Awards Luncheon

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!

Our WERC Awards Luncheon on September 28 was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of everyone who bought a ticket, made a donation, and sponsored the event.

Each year, the WERC Awards Luncheon offers an opportunity to support the economic advancement of women living right here in Oneida and Herkimer counties. The proceeds fund the essential career counseling, training and job readiness services that enable our participants to gain employment, and help ensure that these vital services continue to support women and their families as they transition from poverty to employment and empowerment.

We gratefully appreciate your support.

** ANNOUNCEMENT ** – We’ve Moved!

WERC is very happy to announce that we have a new location as of June 15, 2017 …

and we have lots of free onsite parking!

As of June 15 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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