Next 'New Choices/New Options' Workshop Begins Sept. 26

Published 08.07.2006

Student News

The New Choices/New Options program, a free career-development workshop at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will offer a new session beginning Sept. 26.

The workshop will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 26 to Oct. 19 on Penn College's main campus in Williamsport.

New Choices/New Options is provided at no cost to displaced homemakers, single pregnant women, teen parents, individuals seeking high-wage/high-skill careers in fields that are nontraditional for their gender, and single parents with full or joint custody of dependents. Eligibility guidelines apply. Child-care and transportation assistance may be available.

The ultimate goal of the programming is to help people find employment in careers that provide self-sufficiency wages. Many of those attending the workshops move into further training before finding jobs. Others will utilize the job-search skills taught in the workshops to seek employment.

The free classes guide participants through career assessments to identify their career goals. Training is offered for computer skills, resume-writing and interview preparation. Special life skills needed for success on the job are also addressed, including coping with stress, dealing with difficult people and more.

For registration information about New Choices/New Options at Penn College, call (570) 327-4502.