Penn College Receives Continued New Choices/New Options Funding

Published 01.29.2008


Pennsylvania College of Technology received grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to continue its New Choices/New Options program, which assists single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition in achieving economic self-sufficiency.

The program is funded by the state Department of Education: Bureau of Career and Technical Education, which granted $166,019 to Penn College to offer the program in 2007-08.

Participants are given the opportunity to build the self-confidence needed to cope with life and face new responsibilities and to explore the benefits of entering careers that are nontraditional by gender.

During the four-week program, which is offered several times each year through Penn College's Career Services Office, participants assess their interests, values and abilities in order to make career decisions and set goals. The program offers basic computer-skills training, job-search assistance and help in understanding the local labor market to assist participants in finding employment or continuing their education.

Limited financial assistance for college/vocational training and employability training is available to program completers who meet eligibility requirements.

Penn College is one of 24 sites that offer New Choices/New Options programming in Pennsylvania.

For more information about the New Choices/New Options program at Penn College, call (570) 327-4502 or visit on the Web .

For more information about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7562 or through its Web portal.