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Programs > Nontraditional Career Training and Development Services

The YWCA Training and Development Center offers opportunities for women and non-custodial parents in nontraditional career exploration, training and employment at no cost.

The program has assisted youth and adults in the greater Memphis community overcome barriers inhibiting self-sufficiency by increasing opportunities that lead to high-wage careers in nontraditional training, post-secondary training, apprenticeships, entrepreneurship opportunities and employment. Nontraditional occupations are defined by the Department of Labor as jobs that constitute less than 25% of females in a particular field. The program encourages females to pursue nontraditional occupations (NTO’s) because they offer real growth potential. More than 400+ program graduates chose to broaden their approach to entering or re-entering the workforce and were able to obtain economic self-sufficiency because of the employment and training program.

The YWCA Training and Development Center is a one story multi-purpose building making it wheel chair accessible, with several classroom spaces and an auditorium.  A computer lab with internet access and a computer repair lab are also available.  Free parking and public transportation are in close proximity as well.

Additionally, the YWCA Training and Development Center is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commissions visit their website at for more information concerning our certification.


Click here to view classes offered by the YWCA of Greater Memphis.



YWCA-Abused Women's Services Crisis Hotline: (901) 725-4277