Domestic workers often engage in daily activities, such as running personal errands for their employers, scheduling appointments for family members, and preparing meals for their employers and their employers' guests, yet are often not able to formally incorporate these responsibilities into their work contacts and agreements. In September, DWU members participated in our Household Management 101 course, and learned how to market their managerial skills, as well as cultivate new ones to help better market themselves as professionals. Congratulations to our Fall 2012 Household Management Graduates!
DWU Household Management 101 teaches domestic workers the real-life skills needed to secure better employment. During the training members learned:
• Personal presentation: How to look and speak like a
• How to improve their interviewing techniques
• Cultivate interpersonal and communication skills
needed to negotiate for higher wages and better
• Learn how to write an excellent resume
• Know their rights as employees!
DWU member and participant Ann Marie explains why DWU's professional trainings have been vital to her own personal growth:
"DWU trainings teach us our worth as workers, and that if we're not happy with our current jobs, we can have something better. They give us the skills, the knowledge, and the certification that enables us to be able to go to an interview and say, 'look, these are my credentials,' just as you would in any other industry. I can now negotiate fully for what I think I'm worth."
At DWU we are passionate about empowering workers to stand up for their rights, as well as providing courses that can cultivate the confidence and skills needed to professionalize and facilitate positive change. Stay updated about our next workforce development trainings! Sign up for updates today!