YWCA Billings Employment & Training program helps adults obtain skills and full-time employment
We assist adults with moving forward into economic independence by connecting them to skills training and jobs in a variety of career areas. These include, but are not limited to: CNA, Administrative Assistant, Activities Director, Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, Accounting, and Business Administration. Training includes certification program, associate degree or the final two years of a bachelor’s degree.
- Assessment and Career Counseling
- Computer Lab and Training
- One-on-One Case Management
- Job Search and Interviewing Techniques
- Tuition and Books
- Cover letters, Resumes, and Online Applications
- Connections to Marketable Skills Training
Services are provided at no charge to qualified clients. A limited number of participant slots are available each year and qualifying for the program does not ensure enrollment. We often refer individuals to other agencies who are better able to provide needed services.
Qualifications for Enrollment
Candidates must be 18 years old or older and seeking full-time employment immediately or once training is complete. Only low-income or displaced homemakers are eligible.
The Employment and Training Center is currently seeking participants for Montana’s State Displaced Homemaker program. If you are a Montana resident, age 18 or older, and are currently seeking employment and training, please call for more information.
YWCA Employment & Training Program FAQs
Can Employment & Training help pay for my college tuition?
Yes, YWCA’s Employment & Training program can assist participants with funding for college tuition, certificate programs, and trade school. The training provider must be on Montana’s Eligible Training Provider List. Contact a case manager for more information regarding the Eligible Training Provider List.
I would like to go back to school but I owe money to the financial aid office for classes I failed in the past. Can you pay the outstanding balance so I can register for the upcoming semester?
No, YWCA’s Employment & Training program cannot provide funds to retake classes or to pay for past due balance or fines.
I am behind on payments such as those for my car and house. Can YWCA’s Employment & Training program cover the amount due?
No, YWCA’s Employment & Training funding cannot be used to pay for anything tied to a loan, including mortgages. While YWCA cannot assist with funds for a car or house payment, it is possible for Employment & Training participants to receive supportive services to help ease the financial burden of catching up on a past due bill.
I have been out of the workforce for many years and my résumé and computer skills need updating. Can YWCA’s Employment & Training program help?
Yes! Case managers can help revamp and update your existing résumé or help to create a whole new one. Case managers can also aid in job searching and improving interview skills. YWCA’s Employment & Training program can also provide funds to assist in paying for computer skills classes.
For additional information call 406.252.6303 and ask to speak to a case manager.