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Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Finance/ Human Resources Manager

Full-Time (40) hours per week

The Finance/HR Manager is a strategic thought-partner, who reports to the President & CEO. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager of the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources/employee benefits/compensation, and IT).

The Finance/HR Manager plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Chester County OIC continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

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Chester County OIC News May 2022

Chester County OIC News May 2022

In the Chester County OIC news this week you will find information on mental health presentations, the GirlSpark 2022 summit!, affordable Wi-Fi, a clean slate and expungement workshop, services for expecting parents, citizenship classes, upcoming Coatesville events, 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).

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Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320

Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320

Sponsored by 2nd Century Alliance, Chester County OIC is offering a Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320.  The Enclave is a 5-week paid ambassador program for residents in the 19320 to participate in community clean up while learning work readiness skills.  Participants will go through a competitive interviewing process. 

Those selected will work earn $15.00 per hour for 5 weeks.  At the end of the 5-weeks, those who are work ready will move forward as candidates for local jobs with great pay and benefits.  To learn more about the Work Enclave, text “19320” to 484-378-9033.

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Virtual Conversation with Ms. Susan Burton!

Virtual Conversation with Ms. Susan Burton!

Join Activist Susan Burton for a Virtual Conversation on May 12th at 7pm!
Tickets are free!

Visit www.friendsassoc.org for tickets.

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Chester County OIC News April 2022

Chester County OIC News April 2022

In the Chester County OIC news this week, you will find an important message regarding support for Ukraine, information on In the Chester County OIC news this week you will find information on mental health presentations, affordable Wi-Fi, services for expecting parents, citizenship classes, MCDC’s Juneteenth Carnival!, 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).

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Chester County OIC’s Ukrainian Relief Project Provides Aid — and Hope — to Beleaguered Nation

Chester County OIC’s Ukrainian Relief Project Provides Aid — and Hope — to Beleaguered Nation

by Leah Mikulich

As Ukraine continues to suffer from Russia’s invasion, organizations like the Chester County OIC are doing their part to provide supplies, relief, and aid to the beleaguered nation.

The OIC improves the lives of disadvantaged adults by creating educational and employment opportunities, but it has decided to give back in another way as well. The Coatesville-based nonprofit’s programs serve several Ukrainian students, some of whom still have family living in the country.

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Coatesville Area Public Library & CareerLink

Coatesville Area Public Library & CareerLink

Jobseeker Resources!

  Tuesday, April 19 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chester County OIC is pleased to share an upcoming jobseeker resources opportunity! Please visit the Coatesville Public Library on Tuesday, April 19th from 10am-12pm at 501 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320! Take advantage of great jobseeker resources to help you learn about industries, Career Exploration and Grant Funded Training! See the flyer for more details on resources and use the QR code to contact PA CareerLink!

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Chester County OIC News Update for Mid March

Chester County OIC News Update for Mid March

In the Chester County OIC news this week, you will find an important message regarding support for Ukraine, information on citizenship classes, SOAR program information, C.N.A training classes!, Work Enclave!, CareerLink Services & events, job fair registration, 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).

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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ESL Library Visit

ESL Library Visit

“I took some pictures of my class yesterday during our library visit. We had a great time! We started our day with a library tour provided by a librarian (Jamie did a great job!). Our students were able to learn about the resources provided by Chester County Library in Exton as well as online resources. We went to the ESL area of the library, and students picked Level 1 graded readers to practice extensive reading at home. Afterwards, students created a reading schedule that fits their daily activities and a reading goal to finish the book. They received instruction on reading strategies and how to create a personal dictionary. We completed the Library Card Application Form together in the classroom and went together to the front desk to get library cards. All the students left the library with brand new library cards and books! (They were very excited about that).”

Kelly Whitman, CCOIC

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C.N.A. Training Program

C.N.A. Training Program

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!

For more information Visit our CNA page!

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Chester County OIC News Update for Mid February

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).

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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!

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Black History Month

Black History Month

As Black History Month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the rich historical contributions that are the underpinnings of America.  One valiant contributor was the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

An afternoon with a King — Recently in a symposium featuring his daughter, Dr. Bernice King, she echoed her father’s passion for peace, for equity and most of all for love.  Her recent children’s book – It Starts with Me – is based on a character who shows people how to open their hearts and minds by allowing love to drive their words, actions, and thoughts, believing through love, we can create a world where everyone feels like they belong.

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Let’s Get Social

Let’s Get Social

Connect with CCOIC on Social Media. We look forward to hearing from you!

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ChescoOIC

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ChesCoOIC

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/chestercountyoic/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyce-chester-b37966/

#ccoic #oic #socialmedia

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Ready, Set, Train

Ready, Set, Train

Are you ready for a new exciting career in the healthcare industry.

Sign up for the CCOIC Pre LPN / C.N.A. Program.

Cohort 1

Start date: 2/14/2022

Deadline to apply: 1/27/2022

Cohort 2

Start date: 5/23/2022

Deadline to apply: 5/5/2022

Cohort 3

Start date: 9/19/2022
Deadline to apply: 9/2/2022

For details, registration or information regarding eligibility and funding, contact Izabella at 484-798-0122 or via e-mail: izabellad@cc-oic.org or Tara at 484-798-0730.

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Trellis for Tomorrow

Trellis for Tomorrow

Trellis for Tomorrow is a near two decade-old organization that provides experiential programs in organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and food security that teach practical and behavioral life skills for youth and adults. Trellis for Tomorrow aspires to create compassion and resilience in people while teaching them how to build sustainable communities. By 2024, Trellis aims to be the regional leader for empowering youth while addressing food insecurity.

If you would like to learn more about Trellis for Tomorrow’s innovative mission visit their website! https://www.trellis4tomorrow.org/story/

Two great opportunities to join this organization are open to applications!

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Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320.

Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320.

Sponsored by 2nd Century Alliance, Chester County OIC is offering a Work Enclave Program: A Beautification Initiative for 19320.  The Enclave is a 5-week paid ambassador program for residents in the 19320 to participate in community clean up while learning work readiness skills.  Participants will go through a competitive interviewing process. 

Those selected will work earn $15.00 per hour for 5 weeks.  At the end of the 5-weeks, those who are work ready will move forward as candidates for local jobs with great pay and benefits.  To learn more about the Work Enclave, text “19320” to 484-378-9033.

For more information about Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance visit: https://2ndcenturyalliance.org/.

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OIC receives two-year grant.

OIC receives two-year grant.

By Mark Hostutler

The Alliance for Health Equity (AHE) will award a two-year grant in the amount of $225,000 to the Chester County OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) for the Homelessness and Unemployment in Coatesville Collective.

The collective aims to help people live healthy and well by increasing employment, living wages, and housing stability for 18- to 24-year-old adults of color living in Coatesville.

The AHE began a three-phase process to implement a Collective Impact model for the Homelessness and Unemployment in Coatesville Collective. Collective Impact is a disciplined, cross-sector approach to solving complex social and environmental issues on a large scale.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Donations may be made online at www.ccoic.org/donate

Dear Friends,
The past year has been challenging for everyone, but thanks to you, CCOIC was able to help our community members in need. You enabled us to keep offering adult education classes like English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED classes to help adults obtain their high school equivalency diplomas. Your support funded nursing programs that helped hard working women and men become health care providers–enabling them to have a career and earn a living wage–while also helping to fill essential health care positions that make our community safer and stronger.
Through virtual, in-person, and sometimes a hybrid of both, during the past year, you made a difference to thousands of children, men, women, and families in our community. You came through when it mattered and you made a difference!

We are grateful for your support and wish you the happiest of holidays and many blessings for the New Year.
With gratitude,
Joyce Chester, CEO/President

Help us fill our tree and an angel will get its wings!
For every donation made, we will add an angel ornament to the CCOIC tree with your name on a tag.
Donations may be made online at www.ccoic.org/donate or checks may be mailed to
CCOIC at 22 N. 5th Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320.


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Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

EVENING ESL INSTRUCTOR NEEDED NOW!
Location Oxford & Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Exciting opportunity as an Evening ESL Instructor. The position is Part-Time with 5 Instructional hours per week. Wages are paid hourly.

Duties & Responsibilities

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Technology & Digital Literacy Training Program

Technology & Digital Literacy Training Program

CONTACT CCOIC TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Starting October 18th, we are partnering with Full Circle Computing on a 25 session Technology/ Digital Literacy training.  There are laptops available for participant use.

For more information contact:

jwylie@cc-oic.org, Call: 610-235-4598 OR Text: 484-378-9033

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Live in the Coatesville or Oxford School District?

Live in the Coatesville or Oxford School District?

Do you want to receive 50% off tuition for the NUPATHS IT Security Analyst Training Program? A Security Analyst supports the detection, containment, and remediation of IT threats. They monitor networks and applications to identify a possible cyber-attack or intrusion and help coordinate and report on cyber incident responses.

  • Learn from professionals working in the industry.
  • Develop the skills employers want.
  • Receive career services support.

Please contact Javonna at jwylie@cc-oic.org or call 610-235-4598 for more information.

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Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Program Manager Assistant/ Case Manager

Job Summary

OIC is a leading workforce development and education provider. OIC offers adult and youth populations valued job training, life skills, digital literacy, GED preparation, and employment placement.

Summary

This position is responsible for developing and monitoring the Case Plans of individuals in the Workforce Reintegration Program. The incumbent duties require close coordination, collaboration, tracking and monitoring of participants to ensure compliance with their service plans. Responsibilities also include working closely with partner agencies to ensure program participants are engaged and supported in services that include employment/training, educational attainment, and other supportive services.

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PECO Free Infrastructure Academy.

PECO Free Infrastructure Academy.

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PECO is pleased to announce that there will be Apprenticeship positions posted in October and November 2021.  Positions will be in both Electric and Gas (PECO is the gas provider outside the city of Philadelphia).  To apply, visit www.peco.com/careers. Please note: Passing the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) or AMO test is a condition of employment.

For those interested in applying for the positions, we invite you to attend a free, three-day Infrastructure Academy. You will have the opportunity to learn about PECO and the roles and responsibilities of the Apprenticeships.

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Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) Huricane Ida Resources

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) Huricane Ida Resources

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) is available to provide technical and legal assistance to Chester County residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. LASP staff can offer guidance on the following:

  • Landlord/tenant matters
  • Situations where tenants do not have a written lease
  • Researching renters’ and flood insurance
  • Custody concerns for displaced families
  • Replacement of lost documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, home deeds, and similar items

Those seeking assistance from LASP must contact LASP and open a file. Individuals can call the LASP office directly at 610-436-4510 for Hurricane Ida related issues rather than going through the helpline, which will allow them to get help faster.

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CCOIC Training Schedule

CCOIC Training Schedule

Checkout out our upcoming training schedule. Call 610-696-2344 for more information.

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Free Career Development Workshops

Free Career Development Workshops

Join Cynthia Ericson, owner of Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions, LLC for a free career development workshop. The next workshop in the series is How to Create an Elevator Speech. You can join this workshop on September 21st from 10 to 11:30 am.

CCOIC Career Development Workshops provide practical career development skills, you’ll learn about LinkedIn, The Art of the Interview, NetworkingHow to Present Yourself if you have a Criminal Record and Creating Goals for Career and Life and more.

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To participate and receive the zoom link, email Cynthia at: cynthia@ericsonsms.com

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Financial Workshops

Financial Workshops

Free This Fall

Open Hearth’s free weekly personal financial workshops continue on Wednesday September 15, 2021, via Zoom. Please see the schedule and description of workshops offered through the end of October below.

The sessions are always free and open to the public.

Topics include building a better credit report, financing a return to school, buying your first home, investing and more!

Registration is required and available online at www.tinyurl.com/nrec939, by calling Taryn at 610-280-1033, or by emailing talexander@openhearthinc.org

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Now Hiring – Home2 Suites by Hilton

Now Hiring – Home2 Suites by Hilton

Downingtown Location

APPLY HERE: Downingtown Home2 Suites

The Home2 Downingtown seeks energetic, passionate individuals to join our team. Proudly affiliated with Gulph Creek Hotels, we seek individuals who are passionately friendly with a high service standard to exceed the expectations of our guests. A strong work ethic and possess a tremendous amount of pride in providing great service is essential to be successful in this position.

Candidates must be willing to perform an oral drug test.

Applicants must have open availability and be able to work weekends and holidays as required.

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Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Now Hiring – Chester County OIC

Assistant Clinical Instructor

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

Under the supervision of the President & CEO and the Nurse Aide Training Program Director/Primary Instructor, the Assistant Clinical Instructor is responsible to assist the Program Director/Primary Instructor in the implementation and evaluation of the NATCEP.

More Information.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Summer Edition

Week 29


In the Chester County OIC news this week, you will find information on career development workshops, learning opportunities, job openings, virtual and in-person hiring events, a free culinary training, news and activities for ESL students, virtual conversation groups (evening and daytime), a financial stability center, how to apply for human service programs, and a food cupboard in West Chester.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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Current Jobs

Current Jobs

Check out current job posting from local businesses.

If you need help writing your resume, developing your interviewing skills, or finding references to prepare you for any of the listed positions, please call us at 610-692-2344 and press 0 for the receptionist.

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Now Hiring – Executive Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Now Hiring – Executive Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

Coatesville Area School District – Thorndale, PA 19372

Position – Executive Administrative Assistant to Superintendent

APPLY HERE: https://casds.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=896

Job details

Salary$45,000 – $70,000 a year

Full Job Description

This position performs full executive confidential functions as the administrative assistant to the Superintendent. This position is also responsible for communication duties including attending meetings, taking and transcribing minutes and attending evening and community functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

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Now Hiring – Part Time General Clerk

Now Hiring – Part Time General Clerk

Chester County – Recorder of Deeds

Position – Part Time General Cerk

Apply Here
Job Opportunities | Chester County Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Summary

Applicant must demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy along with a willingness to learn in a dynamic team-oriented environment. Duties are diverse and include customer service, data entry and administrative support. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word and basic Internet skills (for research purposes) and the ability to learn recording software.

Preferred shifts would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-4:30.

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Virtual English Conversation Group

Virtual English Conversation Group

Practice your English in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Participation is free.

Groups are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month from 7-8 PM.

Registration is required and will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Here are the dates and links to the registration:

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Youth/Adult Reentry Program

Youth/Adult Reentry Program

For ages 18 – 24!

Have you ever had ANY criminal involvement or need a GED?

Schedule an appointment using the QR code below to learn more!

IF you meet any of the criteria please call or text 484-378-9033 or email Javonna Wylie at jwylie@cc-oic.org

Spaces limited to first come first serve.

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FREE Dad’s & Dinner Night

FREE Dad’s & Dinner Night

Hear from other Dads?

Earn Free Supplies

EVENT DATE: Monday, May 10, 2021

Chester County Women’s Services is partnering with the CYWA to offer a FREE Dad’s & Dinner night on Monday, May 10th at 6pm. Dads will learn valuable parenting skills and hear from other dads, while earning free supplies for their little ones for attending. This event is open to everyone but participants must register by calling 610-383-0930.

Please share with others who might be interested.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 16

In the Chester County OIC News this week, you will find information on career development workshops, learning opportunities, a hiring event, job openings, resources for U.S. citizenship, news and activities for ESL students, a virtual conversation group, mental health services, free breakfast and dinner, and tax assistance.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The Job Readiness Program by Someone Cares About Me prepares job seekers for the workplace. The next session, “Interview Etiquette,” will be on 4/23 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register via e-mail, director@upperchichesterlibrary.org or phone, (610) 485-0200.

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Free Career Development Workshops

Free Career Development Workshops

Join Cynthia Ericson, owner of Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions, LLC for a free career development workshop. The next workshop in the series is How to Craft a Powerful Resume. You can join this workshop on February 16th from 10 to 11:30 am.

CCOIC Career Development Workshops provide practical career development skills, you’ll learn about LinkedIn, The Art of the Interview, NetworkingHow to Present Yourself if you have a Criminal Record and Creating Goals for Career and Life and more.

LEARN MORE

To participate and receive the zoom link, email Cynthia at: cynthia@ericsonsms.com

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Virtual Recruitment

Virtual Recruitment

Tuesday – February 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Graphic Packaging is hiring for the following positions at their Phoenixville location:

  • Glue Finishing Operator – $13 to $21/hour
  • Printing Department Manager (Flexo & Litho Specialty) – $18 – $40/hour
  • Die Cutting Bobst and Iberica Operators Platen Die Cutting – $14 to $22/hour
  • Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Sit down forklift) – $19 to $22/hour

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions and would like to attend the virtual recruitment please complete our Interest Form by 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 6

In the Chester County OIC newsletter this week you will find information on career development workshops, job openings, learning opportunities, virtual recruiting events, a financial stability center, the economic transition grant, and COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration in Chester County and Delaware County.

We are currently accepting new students for our free GED and ESL programs. Bring a friend! For more information, please contact me at (484) 905-4479 or Maryann Stravous at (610) 235-4588 or email at mstravous@cc-oic.org.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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Economic Transition Grant

Economic Transition Grant

If you have been laid off, the Economic Transition Grant might help you. It provides money for training and funds to cover housing, food, transportation, childcare, and more. For more information, contact Chante Allen at (610) 280-1032 or callen@edsisolutions.com.

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Get a Career in Manufacturing

Get a Career in Manufacturing

The PA Career Link is hosting a 3-week Virtual Manufacturing Training Boot Camp starting on February 15, 2021 to prepare individuals to gain and retain employment in the Manufacturing Industry. Applications accepted until February 12th. Call today at 610-280-1062 or email rspatichia@edsisolutions.com.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 5

In the Chester County OIC newsletter this week you will find information on career development workshops, job openings, learning opportunities, virtual recruiting events, URBN hiring event in Coatesville, dental care, food pantry, clothing program, and rent relief.

We are currently accepting new students for our free GED and ESL programs. Bring a friend! For more information, please contact me at (484) 905-4479 or Maryann Stravous at (610) 235-4588 or email at mstravous@cc-oic.org.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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Chester County OIC Purchases 12-Passenger Van with help from Senator Andrew Dinniman

Chester County OIC Purchases 12-Passenger Van with help from Senator Andrew Dinniman

Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (CCOIC) recently purchased its first van to be used for transporting program participants to workshops, training, and job interviews. The 12-passenger Chevy van was purchased through a state grant sponsored by (now) retired PA State Senator Andrew Dinniman. In addition to offering transport to students, CCOIC is looking to hire one of its own program participants or graduates as driver.

As said by Dinniman, Job training leading to employment opportunities is the important function of Chester County OIC. I am glad that before retiring from the senate I was able to secure a grant for OIC to purchase a much-needed van to transport those, who they serve, to job training and employment.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 3

In the Chester County OIC newsletter this week you will find information on career development workshops, job openings, learning opportunities, virtual job fairs, food cupboards, and a program that helps individuals enroll in health insurance, SNA10P benefits, and cash assistance.

We are currently accepting new students for our free GED and ESL programs. Bring a friend! For more information, please contact me at (484) 905-4479 or Maryann Stravous at (610) 235-4588 or email at mstravous@cc-oic.org.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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Digital Inclusion Program

Digital Inclusion Program

Despite the fact that we live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, poverty and poor education is still rampant. Today technology can make a difference yet far too many families do not have a home computer.

By simply writing a letter explaining the need for a low-cost computers or devices, families obtain devices necessary to better educate their children.

Team Children has a digital inclusion program that offers refurbished laptops and desktops at low prices. For more information, please check the flyer attached. To apply, please follow the three steps listed in the website: http://www.teamchildren.org/2020-computer-application.html.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 2

This is the first Chester County OIC News of 2021 and today you will find information on career development workshops, job openings, learning opportunities, virtual job fairs, refurbished laptops and desktops at low prices, counseling videos, and free income tax preparation services.                                                                                                                                            
WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
The PA CareerLink in Chester County is offering professional development workshops this week. Please see details below. Register at https://www.pacareerlinkchesco.org/ or contact them at 610-280-1031. 

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CCOIC SUCCESS!

CCOIC SUCCESS!

John Custer ACHIEVED his GED!

John Custer joined the OIC GED program on August 10th. Prior to attending our program, John had attended a two-year trade school. In this program, he was assured that he would have a high school diploma when he completed the program. When he graduated the program, he received a certificate that he was told was a “high school diploma”. He shared this with two successive employers. Later when attempting to apply to college, he discovered that the trade school was not accredited to issue a valid high school diploma, so his diploma was not accepted by the college. This brought John to the doors of OIC in search of a GED program. When John went through the intake process on August 10th, he shared his goal of attending DCCC in January to get an associate’s degree in the area of machine and tool/die cutting.

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CCOIC: Virtual and In Person Training Programs

CCOIC offers a variety of training programs and workshops. Learn more.

Virtual English as a Second Language and GED classes that are accepting registration NOW! LEARN MORE

Career Development Workshops were you’ll learn about LinkedIn, Having a Mentor, How to Present Yourself if you have a Criminal Record and Creating Goals for Career and Life. LEARN MORE

Our new SOAR Coursera Training Program with classes like Covid Response Contact Tracker, Google IT Support Pro Certificate, Skills of the Future: Advanced Manufacturing and Skills of the Future: Entrepreneurship. LEARN MORE

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SIGN UP & POWER UP

SIGN UP & POWER UP

Join CCOIC for a new virtual Time Management Workshop: Keys to Getting the Bag. In this workshop you’ll learn about planning and the workplace.

When?
SEPTEMBER 29TH
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Where?
YOUR OWN HOME, THROUGH ZOOM!

TO SIGN UP CALL:
610-235-4717

Topics include:
What is a PLAN
• BECOME ORGANIZED
• IMPORTANCE OF PLANS
• PLANNING YOUR DAY
• BACKUPS, BACKUPS, BACKUPS!
• EXTRAS

The Workplace
• PLANNING FOR THE RULES
• THE EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

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ABOUT US

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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