Chester County Workforce Investment Board and PA CareerLink-Chester County offer increased job training services

Chester County Workforce Investment BoardWEST CHESTER – The Chester County Workforce Investment Board and PA CareerLink-Chester County have posted the program of employment and training services available to Chester County citizens over the coming year. The services, available until June 30, 2015, are the most comprehensive listing ever, and are directly linked to feedback that the Workforce Investment Board has received from Chester County employers.

New opportunities for job seekers in 2014/15 year include CNC machinery and welding training, as requested by manufacturing employers in Chester County. Other employment and training programs include Microsoft Office Skills; Customer Service Specialist Training with the National Retail Federation (NRF) certification; Computer Numeric Controlled certification; Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) certification; Electronics Technology certification, Certified Nurses’ Assistant training; and workshops on employment success, job seeker essentials and steps for entering the workforce.

“Not only is this latest program of training services the most comprehensive ever, but it is also bolstered by the excellent financial stability services at the new PA CareerLink-Chester County and United Way Financial Stability Center in Exton,” said Pat Bokovitz, Director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and Workforce Investment Board.

“We continue to support job-seekers by holding monthly general employment workshops as well as the job locater services and career assessments that we have offered in the past, and remain committed to evolving the training services and job assistance to meet the changing needs of Chester County’s unemployed and underemployed.”

Unless otherwise stated, the employment and training programs and workshops are held at the new PA CareerLink-Chester County and United Way Financial Stability Center offices at 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500 in Exton. All courses are free to those who are eligible. To find out more about all the programs and services, including eligibility guidelines, go to the PA CareerLink-Chester County website, www.pacareerlinkchesco.org/job-seekers/wibtraining or call 610-280-1010.

~ News Release via the County of Chester ~

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