Next New Choices/New Options Workshop to Begin Nov. 12

Published 11.01.2007


The New Choices/New Options program, a free career-development workshop at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is accepting registrations for a new session beginning Nov. 12.

The workshop will meet Monday through Thursday each week from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, excluding Thanksgiving Day, on Penn College's main campus in Williamsport.

New Choices/New Options is provided at no cost to dislocated workers, displaced homemakers, single pregnant women, underemployed individuals, single parents with full or joint custody of dependents, and individuals seeking high-wage/high-skill careers in fields that are nontraditional for their gender. 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, communication skills and more.

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