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This Week in CCOIC News

November 12, 2021 Edition

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, Tools for Tomorrow: a job readiness workshop, IT Security Analyst Training Program (Starting today), Upcoming C.N.A training classes!, news and information for ESL & GED students, virtual conversation groups (evening and daytime), clothing for employment needs, and a human services hotline (2-1-1).


In November, Cynthia Ericson is hosting a virtual workshop, “Creating Goals for your Career & Life!” on November 16, 2021 10:00 am. Eastern Time. For more information, please see the attached flyer. To Learn more about the workshop, please email Cynthia at:

In December, Cynthia Ericson is hosting the virtual workshop, “The Power of LinkedIn – Basics!” on December 7, 2021 starting at 10:00 am. Eastern Time. For more information, please see the attached flyer To Learn more about the workshop, please email Cynthia at:


The PA CareerLink in Chester County offers many professional workshops every month. Please see the details below. Register at or contact Career Link at 610-280-1010, to be put in touch with the program you are interested in!

  • Modern Interviewing in a Virtual Age workshop- 11/9 at 1:30 pm.
  • “Online” LinkedIn for Beginners workshop- 11/9 at 6:00 pm.
  • Resume Revival workshop- 11/10 at 10.00 am.   
  • Overcoming the Age Barrier workshop-11/10 at 1:30 pm.
  • Virtual “Microsoft Word 2” workshop-11/12 at 9:30 am.
  • Successful Networking workshop- 11/16 at 1:30 pm.
  • “Online” Job Search Strategies During a Pandemic workshop-11/16 at 6:00-pm.
  • LinkedIn for Beginners workshop on 11/17 at 1:30-pm.
  • Ace the Interview workshop on 11/18 at 10:00-am.   

Tools for Tomorrow

On November 9th and December 14th, Keystone First presents “Tools for Tomorrow” a job readiness series, featuring industry leaders! The next two meetings discuss building your brand as an entrepreneur and inclusivity in the workplace for formerly incarcerated employees! Please see the attached flyer for more information. The meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month from 10 am to 11 am on Zoom. To join, go to 

(meeting ID: 993 4134 9040, passcode: 2KyU4s).

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The Chester County Intermediate Unit

The Chester County Intermediate Unit offers an IT Security analyst course, in partnership with NuPaths and Harrisburg University. The course is a 6-month IT Security Analyst training program that features 3 courses, business skills workshops, 5 certifications, 8 college credits and a project. The program runs from November 8th, 2021 to June 2nd, 2022. Act quickly if you are interested! Please see the attached flyer or apply:

Chester County OIC

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 January 2022. This course helps participants get better jobs after 3 months! For more information please go to:


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 more information here:

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

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



United Safety and Survivability Corporation (USSC) and the Chester County Career Link will be hosting an in-person Recruitment Event on 11/9 from 10:00 am. -11:30 am. USSC is hiring for Field Technicians, Production Painter Warehouse Manager, Machine Operator, and many other openings. Please bring your resume for an in-person interview.


Chester County Hospital is hosting an interview fair to add hardworking individuals to their team on Tuesday, November 16th. The fair runs from 9:00 am -5:00 pm. at the Knauer Family Lobby (located directly inside the Main Entrance). There are openings for Nurses, Housekeepers, Security Officers & more! Call 610 -431-5136 for more information and refer to the attached flyer!


Krapf Bus Company and the Chester County Career Link will be hosting an in-person Recruitment Event on 11/18 from 10:00 am -11:30 am. Krapf Bus will be interviewing for school bus drivers, Kids on the Go, Diesel Technician/Mechanics, and many other positions. Please bring your resume!

Other Job Listings ( in Chester County

Amazon is hiring for Package Sorters in Lititz, PA. The pay is up to 22.55 $ per hour, and potential benefits are included on the Job listing. There is also a 3,000-dollar sign on bonus!

Aldi is hiring for Full-Time Store Associate in Pottstown, PA. The pay is listed at 17.50$ per hour. A high school diploma is preferred and Aldi lists 401k & Benefit details.

FedEx ground is hiring for package Handlers at both Exton & Oaks locations. Wages start at 15$ an hour with opportunity’s for more & other benefits!

Coatesville Area School District is hiring for Special Education aids, and many other teaching & education positions!

For information on other job opportunities, please contact Fred Sharpe or Dave Wilkerson at 610-692-2344.


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

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