New Choices Career Development

With funding from the PA Women Work, the New Choices Career Development program provides serious instruction for those who want to return to work.  Our goal with the training is to help learners gain entry-level jobs in non-traditional fields, and support them as they move forward in their careers.  Participants learn personal effectiveness skills, are exposed to career development services, have an opportunity to engage in internships, and earn some tuition for post-secondary educational opportunities.  NCCD Curriculum Workshop Cohorts are scheduled for 5 weeks, two hours per week.

Program activity also includes one-on-one career coaching sessions and specialized workshops, in addition to those that comprise the training calendar above.  Special events such as Hiring Fairs, site visits to Employers, Job Fairs at outside agencies, and Personal Effectiveness classes, are also conducted throughout the program year.     

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Target Audience

Economically disadvantaged adults pursue 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

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

The OWL Hub

Temple University

1915 North 11th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19122

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Dana Fletcher at


Our work is made possible thanks to the support of PA Women Work.  Pennsylvania Women Work is a nonprofit workforce development organization dedicated to helping individuals find financial stability.