LIFT and Career Boot Camp - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region
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Learn. Invest. Focus. Train. LIFT.

Call 915-519-0002 ext. 1271 or email to register!

About LIFT

LIFT is a free workforce development program designed for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or looking for a fresh start. Participants receive critical job training and skills necessary to succeed in the workforce, including digital skills!

Two LIFT tracks are available to best serve the needs of each individual:


A 12-week program that assists individuals who want to obtain their GED. Participants receive instruction in Math and Language Arts, along with computer literacy, job readiness skills, financial literacy, and vocational training in customer services and sales.

Career Boot Camp

A four-week program that assists individuals who have a high school diploma/GED and are interested in developing their job skills. Instruction focuses on computer literacy, job readiness, financial literacy, and vocational training in customer service and sales.

Who benefits from LIFT?

  • Individuals who have been adjudicated
  • Individuals who are unemployed
  • Individuals who are underemployed or looking to start a new career
  • Individuals who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time
  • Anyone looking to improve their job and career opportunities

LIFT Calendar

Cohort NumberStarting DateEnding Date
Cohort 1November 8, 2021December 10, 2021
Cohort 2January 3, 2022January 28, 2022
Cohort 3January 31, 2022February 25, 2022
Cohort 4February 28, 2022March 25, 2022
Cohort 5April 4, 2022April 28, 2022
Cohort 6May 2, 2022May 27, 2022
Cohort 7June 6, 2022July 1, 2022
Cohort 8July 5, 2022July 29, 2022
Cohort 9August 1, 2022August 26, 2022

All cohorts take place Monday-Friday from 9 am to 1 pm at YWCA Joyce Jaynes Branch (1600 Brown).

I had a troubled childhood, I did things that were wrong. I started stealing and selling drugs and I found myself in dangerous situations. A judge gave me a second chance, but it took a machete to my throat, it took me almost dying, to finally change my life and the YWCA helped me do that. They helped me get a job, inspired me to keep moving forward, and really improved my self-esteem. Before I took these classes, I felt like a lost cause. They helped me through education and job training, but also emotionally and personally. I’ve become a more positive person and my life is changing in the right direction. I have dreams now. I have attainable goals now. I finally have hope for my future.
Joseph, YWCA LIFT Graduate