Skills Update & Reentry Programs (Free and Fee-Based)

Are you social media savvy?  Up on financial regulations? Interested in training to work at a non-profit?

Gain the skills you need to land a job you love.

Universities, government agencies, associations, corporations and consultancies offer intensive skill-development programs, both fee-based and free. These programs range in focus, proficiency levels and lengths of time.

 

Skills updating and support reentry programme.

Through the Returning Mothers Barista Hiring Program, moms can work between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Entrepreneurial & Start-Up

8-week program to help build the technical skills, culture skills, and network to get hired in the startup community.

Non-profit offering coaching and training for women returning to work after a career break. 

Various apprenticeships based on employee’s experience and education leading to permanent positions throughout the organization.

Financial, General, STEM

7-week free training course in business training, mentoring and a job placement on the completion of the course. Successful applicants will be trained at FDM’s London Academy. Training will include classroom study and self-study for flexible working times.

Women Returners is a consulting, coaching and network organisation which specialises in enabling professional women to return to work after an extended career break.

Training and skills-updating courses covering all of the major disciplines in financial services. In-person or online accessiblity.

Financial, General, STEM

7-week free training course in business training, mentoring and a job placement on the completion of the course. Successful applicants will be trained at FDM’s London Academy. Training will include classroom study and self-study for flexible working times.

A free course that helps parents get back to the work force after a voluntary careet break of at least 3 years.

Free, 6-day professional development program for professionals with a 3+ year career break and 10+ years of prior experience in marketing, media and communications. Golin offers a paid role to one person from the cohort at the programme’s conclusion, and the programme seeks paid roles for the other participants at additional companies. Began 2014. 

Technical updating program for relaunchers. Silicon Valley., Chicago,  NYC, Seattle. Began 2015.

Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD: Computer Skills for Today’s Workforce. Seven classroom courses and two online courses. Ongoing

 

Courses for women and men reentering the workforce.

Updating classes, coaching, events for members of the ICAEW. Personal coaching by appointment.

The course is for women working in TV who have taken a career break for maternity or other reasons, or are about to do so.

For qualified architects seeking to refresh their professional knowledge before returning to practice after a break.
 

General

Return to work job board and course.

General

Staffing firm matches selected, experienced women returning to the workforce with interested employers. Six-week "skills refresh," coaching and peer support. Application required. Began 2013. 

University of Massachusetts McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, Boston, MA: Full-time, two-semester program includes evening courses, public policy case study research project and 200 hour, 10-15 hour per week internships at state, local or national government, or non-profit, think tank or lobbying group. Began 1968 at Simmons, moved 1971 to Boston College, and 1992 to UMass. Ongoing.
 

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