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 ** – WERC Awards Luncheon, Sept 27

The Women’s Employment & Resource Center at Empowered Pathways cordially invites you to join us for the WERC Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 27th from Noon to 1:30 PM at Hart’s Hill Inn.

Join us and Keynote Speaker Franca Armstrong as we honor:

Luminary Award honoree Alice Savino, WERCing Woman of Achievement honoree Theresa Hamilton, our Peaceful Partner Award honoree the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc., and a special award in memory of Rev. Dr. Tom Hast.

For more information, click here => WERC 2018 Awards Luncheon

Tickets are available here => Tickets for WERC Awards Luncheon

* ANNOUNCEMENT ** – From WERC To Work Training

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.

Sign up for our fall 2018 WERC To WORK Training program, scheduled for October 15 through November 16, Monday – Thursday from 9:15AM to 2:00PM.

NEW BONUS SESSION: In partnership with the Workforce Development Board, WERC will prepare you for a career trek that has the potential to pay $20 to $30 an hour! This certified program will qualify you for a coveted apprenticeship positions with local manufacturers! For details, call our office at 317-793-9700.

For information about the topics we’ll cover during the WERC to Work training program, click here => From 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

Follow Us on TWITTER!

Hey, did you know that you can keep up with the latest news, events, workshops & classes, our new and really cool WERC Wednesday tips & links, and LOTS more on Twitter? Follow us today, you’ll be happy you did!


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