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/ WORKFORCE REINTEGRATION PROGRAM

The Workforce Reintegration Program uses a holistic, supported employment approach in working to help individuals overcome the multiple barriers that prevent them from finding and maintaining self-sustaining employment.

Populations that WRP serves:

  • Unemployed
  • Underemployed
  • Single parents
  • Veterans
  • Ex-offenders

What WRP provides:

  • Identification and assistance in removing barriers.
  • Assistance in creating a professional resume.
  • Interview skills training.
  • One on one skills assessment & goal setting.
  • Online job search and networking assistance.
  • Vocational training (i.e. forklift, ServSafe).
  • Referrals to job locator services at PA Career Link.
  • Transportation and clothing assistance.
  • Free weekly & monthly employment readiness workshops.

WRP Workshops
(check calendar for dates/times):

LIVING YOUR BEST JOB

  • Practical steps to finding the right job.
  • Setting goals & achieving success.

FROM A NOT SO HOT PAST TO A SMOKIN’ HOT FUTURE

  • Practical interview tips for ex-offenders.
  • Mock interview exercises.
  • Expungement…yes or no?

ACING THE INTERVIEW

  • Practical interview preparation tips.
  • Preparing an Elevator Speech.
  • Mock interview exercises.
  • Appropriate interview attire.
  • How to answer “that” question.
  • Appropriate follow-up.

THE DRIVE TO THRIVE IN THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

  • Practical job etiquette.
  • Going above & beyond.
  • Learning the chain of command.
  • Tips for handling difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Cultural competency & sensitivity training.
  • Respectful workplace etiquette.

WRP Success Stories

Paul W. came to Chester County OIC in the summer of 2013. He was unemployed and living in a homeless shelter when he entered the program. He kept his weekly scheduled appointments and worked diligently at his office visits to update his resume and search for employment. His hard work paid off and he obtained a warehouse position locally earning $16.50/hr. with benefits. He was able to move into a rental property in the area and continues to do well at this job.

Juana F. came to the program in the spring of 2014. She was unable to find work as a LPN and was working as a certified nursing assistant in a hospital. She attended the job fair at The Charles Melton Center with the nursing assistants and landed an LPN position at a rehabilitation hospital earning $21.25/hr. She was also offered a position as an LPN at Bowling Green Brandywine.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Shae Ashe, Employment Specialist, 610-235-4717, sashe@cc-oic.org

Professional Development Workshops

Face the workforce with confidence. These workshops are presented by Ericson Strategic Marketing Services and are designed to give you the information you need to build and sustain workplace success.

Always check the website calendar for changes in workshop topics or cancellations. Please call Mr. Shae Ashe at (610) 235-4714 to register for workshops or for current workshop information. Seating is limited.

Mark Your Calendars…And Get the New Year off to a Great Start!

Sessions run from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, promptly.



November 20th, 2018

How to Present Yourself When You Have a Criminal Record

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January 15th, 2019

The Job Search is THE JOB!

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February 19th, 2019

How to Craft a Powerful Resume & The MAGIC File

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March 19th, 2018

Role Playing: The Art of the Interview

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April 16th, 2019

The POWER of LinkedIn

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