Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

New Choices Career Development Program

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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.

Services include:

  • Vocational assessment
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • 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. 75% of our students are successful in obtaining work or furthering their education after completing the program.

Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance if funding is available.


Want to give back? Click the donate button above, then after entering an amount, hit next. On the next page, there is a "giving options" drop box. Select New Choices to ensure your donation goes toward the program. Your donations are tax deductible, and provide vital resources for our students.