Job Training & Education

Job Training

Transitions offers a variety of options for individuals seeking help with their careers, whether that’s through job training, job placement, education, or a combination.

To learn more about any of these services, call (509) 328-6702 or complete an inquiry form below.

New Leaf Kitchen

The New Leaf Kitchen, located at our facility near Spokane Falls Community College, offers a training program in a fast-paced commercial kitchen. We will work with you to develop a regular training schedule, and provide you with the skills needed to find work in food service, baking, and more.

To learn more about the Kitchen program, contact us at (509) 795-0471.

New Leaf Café

The New Leaf Café, located in the Spokane Central YWCA/YMCA and Central Libraryoffers a barista training program in a real-world coffee shop environment. You will perform weekday training shifts in our café, acquire full espresso knowledge, and gain experience in retail sales and food service.

For more about the Café program, contact us at (509) 795-0471.

Vocational Specialist

Transitions offers you the chance to work one-on-one with our Vocational Specialist for customized career support in any field. Services include resume development, job search help, interview skills, vocational aptitude testing, and post-employment support. In 2022, 46 women worked one-on-one with our Vocational Specialist with 20 obtaining employment as a result.

The Vocational Specialist can also help with your educational goals. Ever thought about going back to school? We can help you with that! Contact Mary at (509) 795-0471 to get the process started.

Job Training Inquiry Form

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Providing the Steps to Stability

Transitions’ Women’s Hearth offers groups and classes to assist you on any step of your journey to stability. There is no “average” woman served at Transitions; every woman is different and every woman’s path is different. Our wide range of classes and groups ensure we offer every woman and child the opportunity to succeed. View the monthly calendar HERE.

Classes and groups include:

Legal Assistance

The Unmet Need

If you are experiencing legal challenges and don’t know where to turn, we at Transitions are here to help. We understand that the cost and complexity of the legal system can be overwhelming and leave you feeling hopeless.

Areas where we can assist include, but are not limited to:

We do not provide direct legal representation, but we partner with local agencies and private attorneys who share our values and passion to advocate for justice.

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Pursuant to the requirements of Washington State law RCW 43.43.834, we may ask you to complete an Applicant Disclosure Statement. Information obtained from this disclosure statement or from the background inquiries, will not necessarily preclude you from being offered a job but will be considered in determining your character, suitability and competence to perform in the position applied for and may result in denial of position unless precluded by regulations. If your application is selected to move forward in our review process, you will then be asked to complete and sign an Applicant Disclosure Statement pursuant to RCW 43.43.834 (2) (a) in which you will be asked to disclose whether you have been convicted of a crime or had an administrative finding made against you. A copy of the report is available to you upon your request. I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. I understand that misrepresentation or falsification of statements made in this application may result in immediate dismissal. I further understand that, if hired, my employment is not for any specific period or duration and is terminable at-will by the employer or me at any time with or without cause or notice. I understand this application is not a guarantee of or contract for employment. authorize the release of all high school, college and other educational records pertaining to my attendance, course work and other school activities. I further consent to the disclosure of any and all information about me contained in private and government files relevant to this application for employment or relating to my present and former employment history, and I request all former listed employers and federal, state and local government agencies to supply said information to you in your request. You are also authorized to make any investigations of my background, fingerprints, personal history, and financial and credit record through any investigative or credit agencies or bureaus of your choice.

To my former employers named above, please furnish TRANSITIONS with personal information requested by TRANSITIONS. I release you, my former employers, from liability that may arise as a result of you providing such information to TRANSITIONS. Upon written request, I am entitled to receive written disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation requested. This authorization and consent shall be valid in original, fax or copy form. I further authorize ongoing procurement of the above mentioned reports at any time during my employment (or contract). I understand that my employment shall by contingent upon proof of identity and verification of eligibility for employment in the United States in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Such satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity (valid driver’s license, birth certificate, Green Card, etc) must be presented within three days of being hired. Failure to submit such proof within the required time shall result in immediate employment termination