County extending helping hand for career transition

Program aims to assist qualified unemployed, underemployed residents

22093342-300x207A program designed to assist people in or approaching career transition will be held Friday at the Penn State Great Valley campus from 8:30 a.m. until noon, a county news release said.

“Job Search and You”  will provide career assistance through the Managing Your Career Transition conferences provided by Penn State Great Valley’s Office of Continuing Professional Education. The event is being funded by the county and its Workforce Investment Board, the release said.

Attendance is free to all those who meet the eligibility requirements. Registration is required and can be done at To be eligible, a person must have lived in southeastern Pennsylvania for a year, be unemployed or underemployed, registered with PA CareerLink, had prior employment with an income of more than $42,000 and an associate degree or higher education level, according to the release.

One session will be given by Patrick Bokovitz, director of the Chester County Department of Community Development and the Chester County Workforce Investment Board, on services available through the county. Presentations will also be made by service providers, and a panel of human relations professionals will discuss their insights on the job search process including résumé preparation, the job interview process, and other related topics.

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