About WOW

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) has a long history of teaching women the skills they need to find and keep good jobs. Founded in 1964, WOW has grown from serving the DC area to serving organizations all across America. Recently, WOW has held a number of Institutes on green topics and helps employers and workforce professionals recruit and retain women. This course is made possible by the Economic Security for Survivors Project. This project applies WOW’s work to survivors. For more information about WOW and for resources on women and work, visit www.wowonline.org.

About This Course

Welcome to (Green) Pathways to Economic Security: A Start to Finish Survivor Employment Guide! WOW has designed this course as a learning tool for transitional housing program staff. It covers the steps of preparing survivors for career success with an emphasis on green jobs. These steps include assessment, education and training, registered apprenticeships, employment, and promotion. The modules cover everything from identifying good jobs to strategies in overcoming barriers to employment.

For tips, troubleshooting and a description of the tools and resources included in the course, please access the Green Pathways to Economic Security: Course User Guide 2012 at  http://www.wowonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Economic-Security-for-Survivors-Green-Pathways-Course-User-Guide-2012.pdf.

In the course content, sources are referenced through hyperlinks. Each module should take no more than 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is followed by a short multiple choice quiz that must be completed before the next module will appear. All modules also contain optional additional resources in various mediums that may assist your work.

Economic security is essential for the safety and well-being of survivors. It is important to consider a variety of career opportunities that may fulfill this need. This course can serve as a starting point to explore the needs of survivors and link them to good jobs.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K014 and Grant No. 2012-TA-AX-K031 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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