New Choices Career Development Program
New Choices Career Development Program is a free service of Delaware County Community College designed to help single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition achieve economic security and self-sufficiency.
The goal of the program is to empower individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence. Classes in computer basics supplement the program.
- Vocational assessment
- Career counseling
- Résumé preparation and interview skills
- Skills identification
- Career planning
- Job readiness instruction
- Job search skills
- Exploration of education and training resources
- Job placement assistance
The program’s staff members engage employers from large corporations, small businesses and local non-profit organizations to participate in classroom presentations, conduct mock interviews with students, share information about particular industries, provide networking opportunities and offer information about job openings. Many program graduates find jobs with employers who participate in the program.
New Choices Career Development Program classes are offered three times per year – in January, March and September– on the Marple Campus. Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance if funding is available.