Veteran Job Seekers
In Delaware County we uphold a Priority of Service for Veterans. The Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), PL 107-288, signed into law on November 7, 2002, requires that there be priority of service for veterans and eligible spouses in any workforce preparation, development or delivery program or service directly funded in whole or part, by the US Department of Labor (38 U.S.C. 4215).
This program funds Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) staff in PA CareerLink® offices. DVOPs work with veterans with significant barriers to employment, and LVERs work with employers to showcase qualified veterans for job openings.
Delaware County Community College offers free education and training programs to help veterans find employment in regional high-demand occupations. Participants can choose from certificate programs ranging from 15 to 43 credits with high-level coursework, or an Associate in Applied Science degree. Programs include, but are not limited to: Automotive Technology I, CNC Programming, Electro-Mechanical Technologies, Manufacturing Operations, Medical Assistant, Municipal Police Academy, Network Engineering, Paramedic, Professional Accounting, Residential Electric, Web Development and Welding Technology. Certain admissions criteria and limitations apply. Students will also receive job development and job placement assistance. Only 20 spaces are available, so don’t delay.
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Veteran Employment Project
Community Action Agency of Delaware County’s Veteran Employment Project seeks to connect unemployed or underemployed Veterans with career pathway opportunities. Eligible Veterans will receive job development and career counseling and will be connected to employment opportunities. Veterans enrolled in the project will also have supportive services available to them, including case management. The program also provides opportunities for training.
The program is conducted by trained facilitators, many of whom are Veterans themselves. Curriculums are tailored to help transition participants from military to civilian life through industry-specific instruction and behavioral health support for those who need it. Veterans will receive assistance with job search, resume writing, employment portfolios, and interview preparation, with the primary goal of connecting them with employers who are ready to hire. Career Acceleration Program for Delaware County Veterans is a 5-week accelerated program with all training conducted virtually. It includes supportive services such as counseling or referrals, mindfulness to demonstrate how to detach from negative patterns and Job search preparation and placement.
By Appointment Only
PA CareerLink® Chester City
701 Crosby Street, Suite B
Chester, PA 19013
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
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Workforce Entry Center at the
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
Monday 9:00 – 4:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 4:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 4:00
Thursday 9:00 – 4:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Closed Fridays May 17 – August 13
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