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This Week in CCOIC News

Week 14

In the Chester County OIC News this week, you will find information on career development workshops, job openings, learning opportunities, a job fair, resources for U.S. citizenship, a volunteer opportunity in Coatesville, mobile hotspots at low prices, how to apply for SNAP, healing from COVID-19 workshop series, and a COVID-19 vaccination program for homebound individuals.


The PA CareerLink in Chester County is offering professional development workshops this week. Please see the details below. Register at or contact them at 610-280-1031.

– Resume Writing and Job Search Workshop on 3/30 at 10 a.m.

– Ace the Interview Workshop on 4/06 at 1 p.m.

– Overcoming the Age Barrier Workshop on 4/06 at 6 p.m.

– LinkedIn for Beginners Workshop on 4/07 at 10 a.m.

– Successful Networking Workshop on 4/07 at 1 p.m.

– Finances for a Lifetime Workshop on 4/07 at 6 p.m.

– Conflict Resolution Workshop on 4/08 at 10 a.m.      

– Accomplishment Stories Workshop on 4/09 at 9:30 a.m.

– Unemployment Compensation Workshop on 4/09 at 11 a.m.

– Microsoft Windows 10 Workshop on 04/09 at 11:30 a.m.

– ‘How to Use Recruiters’ Workshop on 04/09 1:30 p.m.

We have compiled a list of resources at for students who are preparing for U.S. citizenship. They include classes, podcasts, and videos.

If you would like to practice English in a fun atmosphere, you can join the OIC Virtual English Conversation Group.Groups are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 7-8 p.m. Participation in the group is free. Check the attached flyer for more information. Please see the dates and registration links below:

April 7th:

April 21st:

May 5th:

May 19th:

June 2nd:

June 16th:

The PA Career Link is hosting a free 3-week virtual Manufacturing Boot Camp starting on 4/12 to prepare individuals to gain and retain employment in the Manufacturing Industry. Applications accepted until 4/07. Call today at 610-280-1062 or email<>. For more information, please see the flyer attached.


The City of Coatesville, in partnership with Morgan Truck Body and the Chester County Economic Development Council’s Hire One Initiative, has announced a Job Fair. Please see the details below and the flyer attached:

Saturday, April 10, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Coatesville City Hall, One City Place

To book an appointment to attend the Job Fair, pick a time on Microsoft Bookings. Follow the QR Code or enter the address below. Book a time for April 10th at:

To learn more visit:

If you need help preparing for the Job Fair, OIC can help! Please contact Fred Sharpe at:

For questions please contact Cynthia Heminitz at:

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The YMCA is hiring in Media and Phoenixville, PA. Apply here:

Pocopson Township is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant (20 hours per week). This position is for individuals with proficiency in office technology and social media. Please see the flyers attached for more information. A complete position description is available on the Township website at

Need Help connecting to job opportunities? Call the PA Career Link at 610-280-1010 and ask to speak with a Career Advisor.

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.


The Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch are partnering with T-Mobile to offer mobile hotspots for $2.00 per day.  The Library hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a T-Mobile signal can be received. For more information, please check the library website at,Mobile%20signal%20can%20be%20received.

You are invited to volunteer at the Coatesville Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 17TH from 1 – 3 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To sign up, please access the link:

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced a new way of applying to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Now, individuals can complete an application for SNAP over the telephone 866 550 4355. This telephone service is for new applications only, not renewing existing benefits. For more information, please check the flyer attached.

Healing from COVID-19 Workshop Series will begin on 4/27 at 10 a.m. with a panel discussion with experts. For more information, please check the flyer below:

  • If you or someone you know need to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at home, call (484) 276-2100 or email For more information, please check the flyer attached.


You are invited to volunteer at the Coatesville Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 17TH from 1 – 3 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To sign up, please access the link:

The West Chester Food Cupboard provides a variety of fresh and nonperishable healthy food to those in need. For more information, please check the website:

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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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