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West Chester Rotary Club Annual Fruit Sale

The beneficiary of the 2019 Fruit Sale is none other than Chester County OIC. Funds raised will help support our GED Prep program — instructional staff, books, supplies, and student transportation.

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Chester County OIC Plans Ribbon Cutting on MLK Day of Service

Guided by the principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. Chester County OIC will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 21st, 2019. Their new headquarters, located at 22 N 5th Avenue in Coatesville, will officially open their doors to the community at 1:30 PM on MLK Day of Service.

“Chester County OIC is proud to return to the city of Coatesville. We are happy to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary in the community where we began.” Said Joyce Chester, CEO of the non-profit organization.

Chester County OIC was awarded a HUD grant to purchase the former location of the Coatesville Senior Center this past year and has plans to renovate the space to accommodate all of their programs including GED, English as a Second Language, Certified Nurse Aid Training, and re-entry training for justice-involved young adults ages 18-24 years old. These programs available for Chester County residents are made possible through grants from the Department of Labor and Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The Ribbon cutting ceremony is open for the public. For more information, call (610) 692-2344 or visit www.ccoic.org

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Chester County OIC getting new headquarters

Chester County OIC getting new headquarters

COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell recently presented a check for $300,000 to representatives of Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center.

The funds, made available through a community development block grant, have been used to purchase a new primary office location for Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center in the City of Coatesville.

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OIC Congratulates our Newest GED Graduates

OIC Congratulates our Newest GED Graduates

On Thursday, July 5th, 2018 Chester County OIC celebrated x graduates from our GED program!

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Chester County OIC Celebrates the Retirement of Longtime Employee

Chester County OIC Celebrates the Retirement of Longtime Employee

On June 27th, 2018 Chester County OIC celebrated 25 years of service from one of our longtime employees. Maryann Mann worked for OIC as our Workforce-Education Director. Please join us in congratulating Maryann on her years of service to the community!

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Congratulations to Session 37 CNA Graduates

Congratulations to Session 37 CNA Graduates

Session 37 graduated on June 26, 2016 at the Charles A. Melton Community Center.

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Congratulations to Session 38 CNA Graduates

Congratulations to Session 38 CNA Graduates

Session 38 graduated on December 1, 2016 at the Charles A. Melton Community Center.

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Congratulations to Session 36 CNA Graduates

Congratulations to Session 36 CNA Graduates

Session 36 CNA Graduates

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John Wetzel visits Philadelphia OIC

John Wetzel visits Philadelphia OIC

PA Department of Corrections Executive Deputy Secretary, John Wetzel visited with various OIC affiliate leaders at the Philadelphia OIC on June 22nd.

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Gina Venuti, Deputy Director accepts the Bookmarkers 2015 Ruthann Bowers Literacy Award

Gina Venuti, Deputy Director accepts the Bookmarkers 2015 Ruthann Bowers Literacy Award

From Left: Barbara Garnet, Secretary, Gina Venuti, Robin Austin, President and Beverly Angry, Member
Gina Venuti, Deputy Director accepting the Bookmarkers 2015 Ruthann Bowers Literacy Award and donation for CCOIC on April 18 at the Club’s Annual Friendship Tea at the Brandywine Center in Coatesville.

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President and CEO Joyce Chester inducted into New Century Club of West Chester

President and CEO Joyce Chester inducted into New Century Club of West Chester

We congratulate President and CEO Joyce Chester on her induction into the New Century Club of West Chester National Women’s Hall of fame as Charter Member. The evenings honoree was Dr. Lillian DeBaptiste Lambert.

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