Computer Training

The mission of The Ladder Alliance, founded in 2002, is to provide women victims of domestic violence or low-income women with the tools to lead self-reliant, independent and successful lives. Participants in the program are provided the opportunity to learn computer skills, study for the GED exam and graduates can learn advanced computer and job seeking skills.

The Ladder Alliance provides women victims of domestic violence and low-income people training in keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Excel, email and Internet usage on state-of-the-art equipment and software. Participants attend thirty-two, two hour sessions and may choose from morning, afternoon and evening classes. Childcare and a meal are offered each evening of class to address known barriers to attendance. Participants earn “Success Dollars”
by attending class (promoting a good work ethic) and can use the dollars to purchase gently-used business clothing in the on-site “Success Store.”
Participants only pay a $10 fee for their workbook.  Those students typing
35 words or more per minute and scoring and 80% or greater on all course tests, earn a “Top of the Ladder” designation and receive a refurbished computer upon graduation.
A new program has been added to services this year to provide additional computer and employment skills training through an alumni organization.
Graduates can take advantage of advanced training in Word and Excel, learn PowerPoint and review strategies for resume development and interviewing.


Students receive instructor led training in the following courses: Keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet and E-mail usage.


Admission Guidelines

All students of The Ladder Alliance qualify for training based on being classified as “at-risk” women either currently on public assistance or in danger of accessing public assistance.

Additionally, all prospective students must meet the following guidelines

  • Demonstrate minimum English speaking and reading proficiency upon admission.
  • Be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Have high school diploma, GED, enrolled in a GED program or willing to begin work on GED.
  • Have reliable transportation or convenient access to the bus line.

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