Registration is now available for Session 2 of computer classes at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk. Women can learn or improve skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher as part of the YW's Job Search Support Program. Classes are open to all women and are taught in the YW Computer Center with exercises that provide practical applications in the workplace.

Participants can take Basic Word on Tuesdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and 10; Basic Excel on Feb. 24, March 3 and 10, and continue with Intermediate Word on March 17 and 24, and Intermediate Excel on March 31 and April 7. A Powerpoint class is offered Feb. 12 and Publisher is taught on Feb. 26. Morning or evening classes are available from 10 a.m. to noon or from 6 to 8 p.m. To register, contact program coordinator Kate Foster at or 203-655-2535.

A keyboarding/typing class is also available on Tuesdays or Thursdays by appointment. Those taking a class at the YW can use the Computer Center to practice their skills by scheduling time during office hours.

The YW's Job Search Support program has benefited more than 2,200 women over the years. The program offers assistance in all aspects of the job search process, including improving Microsoft Office skills, creating or updating resumes, interview preparation, navigating websites or consulting about the process of finding work. The program includes a free half-hour consultation.

Tthe classes take place at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk at 49 Old King's Highway N. in Darien.

Financial assistance is available to anyone demonstrating a need; some complimentary services are provided through the Open Door program for homeless women. For more information, call the above number or email Foster.