New Choices Career Development Program is a free Educational Empowerment Workshop open to women and men regardless of income who are in transition or recently lost a job.
New Choices Career Development Program
In two weeks (60 hours), participants learn:
Research & EMPLOYMENT
Find employment through non-traditional means and networking.
Soft-skills to set goals, solve problems, resolve conflict, manage stress, set boundaries, communicate effectively and prioritize needs.
Pursue short-term (certificate or degree) educational programs. Students who successfully complete the New Choices program will qualify for scholarships.
Discover their life’s calling through skill and interest assessments.
Learn about opportunities for short-term certificate and degree programs.
Become aware of community resources available to help.
Acquire skills to conduct unconventional job searches.
The New Choices program:
Is open to all women and men in transition over the age of 18.
Has no financial requirement, just a willingness to work on yourself.
As of 2017, now accepts men into the program!
“You are much more than your circumstances. We are all flawed human beings, but we can change.”
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Founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort by the YWCA Lancaster, the Junior League of Lancaster, and the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, New Choices has been successfully aiding individuals in transition for over 30 years and has assisted thousands of women to find economic and emotional independence. The New Choices program is now open to men.
New Choices is FREE to the Lancaster County community thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the Lancaster County Career & Technology Foundation.