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New Choices Career Development

New Choices is a free, statewide career development course with 30 years of success in empowering Pennsylvanians with the skills, resources and support they need to find meaningful employment. Through in-person and virtual classes and one-on-one career coaching, the program is designed to give participants individualized attention and training to help each person achieve personally and professionally.

Through New Choices, job seekers undergo career exploration, set professional goals, develop a winning resume, practice interviewing techniques, and navigate the job search process. Ultimately, our New Choices clients join a community that provides the expertise and support that builds confidence and leads to success

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Target Audience

New Choices is a program of Pennsylvania Women Work and is provided at no cost to all job-seekers thanks to funding from the Department of Labor and Industry.  While New Choices has a focus on serving women, people of all genders are welcome to participate in the program.

New Choices is geared to Individuals in career transition who are pursuing family-sustaining careers through employment and/or continued education. The program’s primary objectives in support of this goal are:
(1) Facilitate participants’ work readiness through career skills development
(2) Reduce participants’ personal barriers to obtaining and retaining employment

Eligibility Requirements

Underemployed and unemployed individuals residing in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

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Application Enrollment Process

The majority of clients served through New Choices will receive intensive services. These clients participate in Career Development sessions, which may consist of a combination of classroom/workshop sessions and individual counseling. Participants in New Choices must:

● Complete an intake form and exit/placement form 
● Register with the Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS)
● Provide a resume based on career plan
● Develop a personalized career plan, including SMART goals, that combines the individual’s skill set and interests with a specific, attainable career goal
● Participate in a full spectrum of career development services

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Appointments upon request.

Location of Services

Temple University / Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Room 489

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde

Education Coach and Consultant

Adjunct Instructor And AOD Coordinator

(267) 225-5567 mobile

e-mail:  ulicia.lawrence@temple.edu

 

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New Choices is a program of Pennsylvania Women Work and is provided at no cost to all job-seekers thanks to funding from the Department of Labor and Industry."