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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.  The application deadline is September 30th and 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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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.con/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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CC OIC OPPORTUNITY FAIR this October!

CC OIC OPPORTUNITY FAIR this October!

Great Wages for Job Seekers

Join us for the Chester County OIC’s Opportunity Fair that will take place October 2nd in Coatesville.

This is your opportunities to enter training programs and access other resources that support education, learning and training. 

Employers are looking for people skilled in Food Service, Manufacturing, Warehousing and Home Health Care.

  • Saturday | October 2, 2021
  • 12pm-5pm
  • New Life In Christ Fellowship parking lot
  • Address: 1 S 5thAve Coatesville, PA 19320
  • At least 10 Employers
Over 55 and looking for a job?

Maturity Works will be a part of the October 2nd Opportunity Fair!

Seniors ages 55+are eligible for the Maturity Works program! Get paid to train and work part time.

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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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Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training

OBTAIN SKILLS AND A BETTER FUTURE

TRAINING DATE: July 17th, 2021

Partnership in action. CCOIC in partnership with Eastern Lift Truck Co. Inc., Sam’s Mechanical, New Life In Christ Fellowship Church and First On Allen’s work together to bring Forklift training to Coatesville.

Contact our Employment Specialist Fred to obtain more details and register.

CALL: 610-692-2344

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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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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 23

This is the last Chester County OIC News of the 2020-2021 academic year and we are truly proud of all your hard work!

ESL students, this is your last week of class. Congratulations! Summer classes will begin on July 6th. If you have notified us of your interest in joining our summer classes, we will be sending you an email with your summer class information in the upcoming weeks.

GED students, your class times will remain the same this summer.

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 forklift training, a free culinary training, news and activities for ESL students, virtual conversation groups (evening and daytime), mental health care, and our event Jazz in the Park.

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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 20

In the Chester County OIC News this week, you will find information on career development workshops, learning opportunities, a hiring event, job openings, a free culinary training, news and activities for ESL students, a virtual conversation group, the economic transition grant, a financial stability center, and how to apply for human service programs.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Lift Truck and Chester County OIC are offering a Forklift Training on Saturday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. To apply, please call Fred Sharpe at 610-692-2344. For more information, please see the flyer attached.

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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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This Week in CCOIC News

This Week in CCOIC News

Week 19

In the Chester County OIC News this week, you will find information on career development workshops, learning opportunities, hiring events, job openings, a free culinary training, news and activities for ESL students, a virtual conversation group, free dinner for dads, health care information, a rent relief program, and an organization that builds and sells homes to low-income families and individuals who live or work in Chester County.

WORKSHOPS & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Eastern Lift Truck and Chester County OIC are offering a Forklift Training on Saturday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. To apply, please call Fred Sharpe at 610-692-2344. For more information, please see the flyer attached.

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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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Forklift Operator Training

Forklift Operator Training

Do you need more skills?

FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING OBTAIN SKILLS AND A BETTER FUTURE

TRAINING DATE: May 22nd, 2021

Partnership in action. CCOIC in partnership with Eastern Lift Truck Co. Inc., Sam’s Mechanical, New Life In Christ Fellowship Church and First On Allen’s work together to bring Forklift training to Coatesville.

Contact our Employment Specialist Fred to obtain more details and register.

CALL: 610-692-2344

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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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Power up: Social Media Edition

Power up: Social Media Edition

Join us on Facebook Live from the comforts of your home to get a power up for your work and social skills in and out of the workplace.

This meeting will be hosted by Fred Sharpe and David Wilkerson of Chester County OIC.

Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 11 AM

Location: Facebook LIVE – https://www.facebook.com/ChescoOIC

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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.

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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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Forklift Certified!

Forklift Certified!

Five of our SOAR ReentryProgram participants earned certifications as Forklift Operators. Each of the young men are lined up to get a new job or a raise at their current job! Thank you to our sister organization Montgomery County OIC for hosting us! Email 📧 the Employment Specialist for training: dwilkerson@cc-oic.org

Employers looking to hire trained operators, warehouse workers or discuss other industries of work can email Employment Specialist for partnership opportunities: fsharpe@cc-oic.org.

#SOARReentry #YoungAdults #Adults #WorkforceDevelopment #CovidFriendly 😷 #ChesterCountyOIC #Coatesville #CoatesvilleRising #19320

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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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CCOIC: COVID-19 Reopening Protocol

CCOIC: COVID-19 Reopening Protocol

COVID-19 Reopening Protocol as of 7/1/20

The safety of our staff and clientele is our highest priority.  As our County is now in the green phase, we have been thinking through necessary operational changes to safely conduct program operations.  We are resuming operations in July with the CDC guidelines in mind and the goal of exercising an abundance of caution and precaution.  Staff will be following these protocols:

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Overlooked and Undercounted: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in PA

Overlooked and Undercounted: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in PA

Join CCFWG and PathWays PA and hear insight from Joyce Chester, President and CEO of Chester County-OIC in this virtual dive into the latest Self-Sufficiency Standard for Pennsylvania, a report that includes data on Chester County households overlooked and under-counted in the federal poverty level.

To register for the event, visit bit.ly/3hKPtFf.

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Coatesville Business Skills Webinar

Coatesville Business Skills Webinar

This workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup.” Presented in partnership with the Small Business Adminstration and City of Coatesville.

Date: 6/23/20 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Registration Deadline: 6/22/20 8:00 AM (EDT)
Fee: $25.00 Registration Policies

For more information visit Webinar Registration.

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In These Times … A Message from the President

In These Times … A Message from the President

I can’t breathe.  I can’t breathe.  Mom. Mom.  I can’t breathe.

As a mother myself, these words bring instant panic, fear and reaction.  If I saw my son, my brother, my nephew, my cousin voicing these words on news feed over and over again, those instant reactions would ultimately move into raging anger.

That’s what we see in our streets repeated all over this country.  Chester County OIC wishes to bring honor to the name of George Floyd and so many like him, who have lost their lives in the struggle of being Black or of color in America.

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County Testing Center Opens

County Testing Center Opens

The County Health Department opens first testing site at Gordon Early Literacy Center! The Center will be the FIRST public site for the County with diagnostic testing

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Giving from the Heart

Giving from the Heart

“Who would have thought the job I love so much could kill me.”  Christiana

The words of our former C.N.A. graduate haunt me every day.  Christiana is now an LPN at Chester County Hospital.  Like all front line workers, she endures every day, caring for those in dire need while risking her own safety and that of her young family.

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CITYWIDE ALERT

CITYWIDE ALERT

“The virus is here and it’s real. Don’t wait for it to change your life, change your behavior.”

By now you have heard the reports of one (1) COVID-19 positive case in the City of Coatesville. The bells are now ringing close to home.  It is time to step up our commitment to inform this community of what is inevitable, more positive cases.

We are going to see more families devastated

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Coronavirus Update – April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 6, 2020

Please read this information from the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention about the proper use of cloth face covering

For more information about cloth masks go to this link:

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Coronavirus Update – April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 1, 2020

At Chester County OIC we are doing are best to ensure the safety and wellness of our community and staff by doing our part in social distancing and other measures.  We are closely monitoring this pandemic and keeping our office closed to the public until such time as COVID 19 has subsided.  Stay tuned for further notice.  We look forward to seeing you all again – soon!

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2020 Census

2020 Census

⭐Today is Census Day⭐

Census results impact and influence our community every day, including school lunches, plans for highways, support for firefighters and families in need. 

Complete the 2020 Census – mail it or complete on-line!

CLICK HERE to the 2020 Census

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Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

The surge is coming say most experts.  Let’s not get complacent.  Please continue to wash your hands frequently, self-isolate as much as possible, keep a safe social distance when out. Remember when you’re out at the local grocery store or handling money, or getting your mail,  any surface could carry the virus. –

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Sick of hearing about the COVID 19?

Sick of hearing about the COVID 19?

Ten things to you can do while waiting to exhale …

1-Exhale – when was the last time we got to sit with ourselves and just think? My world has definitely slowed down and given me a time to just breathe out.

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CCOIC GED Classes

CCOIC GED Classes

Sign up for the CC-OIC GED program at https://ccoic.org/adult-education/ged-classes/ or call 610-235-4588 to register!

Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChescoOIC/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChesCoOIC

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