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Chester County OIC News Update for Mid February

In the Chester County OIC news this week, you will find information on job fair registration, citizenship classes, SOAR program information, C.N.A training classes!, Work Enclave!, CareerLink Services & events, job openings, news and information for ESL & GED students, virtual conversation groups (evening and daytime), clothing for employment needs, mental health resources, and a human services hotline (2-1-1).


Hire One Student Job Fair at Penn State Great Valley (Engineering & Manufacturing Students) – 9AM-1PM, FREE
The Deadline to register is today at 6pm!

Register today!

Want help becoming a United States Citizen?

The Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network is offering Free Citizenship Classes! HIAS Pennsylvania & other key agencies have teamed up to offer these classes! They can also help you with the citizenship application process. Use the QR code below to find out more!

Want to improve key computer skills to help your career?

In partnership with Full Circle, Chester County OIC is excited to announce a new educational series for 2022! Digital literacy classes started on January 10th, 2022! The next class will be on February 16th at 5:30 pm. These classes are virtual. To learn more about class topics see the attached flyer. Interested individuals can text “Digital Lit” to 484-378-9033 or email Javonna Wylie at to get more information.

Want to Learn more about the SOAR program?

In partnership with OIC of America and the U.S Department of Labor, Chester County OIC offers workforce development and case management services for adults who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

Our goal is to transition individuals into the workforce by earning Industry recognized credentials, so that they can be successful, productive, and responsible law-abiding citizens.

For more information please contact Javonna Wylie today at or 610-692-2344.

We are excited to present our C.N.A training Program!

Chester County OIC is offering Certified Nurse Aide training. This is a valuable 128hr- plus course that prepares you for success as a certified Nursing Aide! The next class begins in February 2022. This course helps participants get better jobs after 3 months!

Visit our CNA page!

The Work Enclave is an inspired community Collaboration in Coatesville!

Chester County OIC is proud to present this 5-week paid ambassador program for residents in the 19320-zip code! The pay is $15 an hour. A competitive interviewing process will be conducted, and selected Enclave participants will participate in community cleanup & learn work readiness skills.

To learn more about the Work Enclave, text “19320” to 484-378-9033.

Register today!

Career Link Opportunities in Exton PA

SkillUp® PA provides Chester County residents FREE online job skills training! Courses are available on the portal. Register for a free account on the PA CareerLink website!

Visit CareerLink!

Upcoming CareerLink Events!

Market Yourself workshop on 2/15 at 1:30 pm

Time Management and the Job Search workshop 2/16 at 10:00 am

PA Clean Slate Virtual workshop 2/17 at 11:00 am

Virtual “Job Search Engines, Applications and Keyword Tips” workshop 2/18 at 11:30 am

Resume Writing and Job Search Virtual Workshop 2/22 at 10:00 am

“Chester County High Priority Occupations” workshop 2/23 at 1:30 pm 

Resume Revival workshop 2/24 at 10:00 am

Virtual “Learning Management System (LMS)” workshop 2/28 at 11:30 am


Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine is hiring in Chester County! They are nationally recognized for the quality of their healthcare, and you can learn more about Penn Medicine’s storied history and present excellence at

Apply to Penn!

Membership and Marketing Director

The Chester Valley Golf Club is hiring full time for a Membership and Marketing Director in Malvern, PA. The pay starts at $50,000 a year.


Activity Assistant

Barclay Friends is hiring full time for an Activity Assistant in West Chester, PA. Pay is listed at up to $20 an hour.


Food Service Worker
Aramark is hiring for Food Service Worker for Downingtown Area School District in Downingtown, PA. Previous food service experience is preferred.


Rehabilitation Assistant

Integrative Health, Inc. is hiring for Rehabilitation Assistant in West Chester, PA. The pay is listed at 15 to 25 dollars an hour full time. A background in fitness or exercise science is required.


Administrative Assistant

Friends Association is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide support to our Friends team, assist in daily office needs, and manage the agency’s general administrative activities. This includes greeting visitors, providing polite and professional assistance via phone, mail, and email, purchasing office supplies, and taking proper inventory.

This is a part-time position (25 hours/week) with the possibility of full-time.


For free digital access to news and activities for ESL students. Visit the webpage and enter the new code: 086C7A.

If you would like to practice English in a fun atmosphere, you can join the Virtual English Conversation Groups! Please see below the winter 2022 schedule and the attached flyer for more information:

Evening Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7 pm. – 8 pm. (Zoom)

Daytime Group: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1 pm. – 2 pm. (Zoom)


Wings for Success can help women with clothing for their employment needs. They are not a store and their services are free!

They are located in Frazer and Kennett Square, PA. For more information, please check the website at

CALL 2-1-1 or TEXT ZIP CODE TO 898-211 if you need help finding health and human services. You can also access their website at Services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects. 2-1-1 specialists provide referrals to:

Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, shelters, rent and utility payment assistance

Physical and Mental Health Resources: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling

Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, education programs

Support for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: home-delivered meals, transportation, health care

Youth and Child Care Programs: after school programs, summer camps, mentoring, protection services

Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program| Chester County, PA – Official Website

New London Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting individuals & families through quality therapy and education workshops. They feature a sliding payment scale. This means they will accept whatever you feel comfortable paying. They are located at 125 Saginaw Road Lincoln University, PA. You can call (484) 746-3112 or email them at

Here are some helpful numbers to support yourself, your family, and your mental health. They can be called at any time.

Mental Health Crisis Line:

Chester County Warm Line:

Crisis Text Line:
text “PA” to 741741

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Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center is a non-profit community- based organization that has been meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged individuals throughout the community. 


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