Employment & Training

Delaware County Community College

Workforce Entry Center

Address: 901 S. Media Line Rd., Media, PA 19063

Phone #: 610-723-6000

Services:       Delaware County Community College, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Office of Employment and Training form a collaborative effort of all agencies involved in job training and career exploration through PA Career Link programs.  Must be 18 years old.

 

Delaware County Career Link

Address: 701 Crosby St., Ste. B, Chester, PA 19013

Phone #:  610-447-3350

Languages:  English, Spanish

Fees: Free

Services:       Job training, job search assistance, and resume assistance.

 

Delaware County Youth Employment Services

Address:  20 S. 69th St., Darby, PA 19023

Phone #:  610-713-2223

Languages:    English

Fees:              None

Services:       Summer employment program for adolescents.  (For program information in fall and winter please call 610-713-2200.)

 

Goodwill Industries of Delaware & Delaware County, Inc.

Address:  300 E. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone #:   302-761-4640

Mission:         To improve the quality of life for people with barriers to employment through vocational services and work opportunities.

Services:       Career development training, job coaching and job placement.

 
 

Handi-Crafters, Inc.

Address:  215 Barley Sheaf Rd., P.O. Box 646, Thorndale, PA 19372

Phone #:  610-384-6990

Mission:  Handi-Crafters, Inc. is a non-profit community resource using experiences in the “world of work” to engage in a program of habilitation and rehabilitation for physically and mentally challenged individuals leading to productive employment and increased independence.

Services: Handi-Crafters provides opportunities for physically or mentally challenged individuals to work toward a career.  The programs provide vocational evaluation, personal work training, on-the-job training and follow up services based on individual needs.
 
 
 
Address: 901 South Media Line Rd., Room 1301, Media, PA 19063
 
Phone #: 610-359-5232

Services:  Free service of Delaware County Community College designed to help single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. Services provided include vocational assessment, development of an individualized career plan and job placement assistance. Classes in computer basics supplement the program

 

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Address:  1875 New Hope St, Norristown, PA 19401

Phone #:   484-250-4340

Fees:  no fee for most services. sliding scale

Mission: To assist individuals with severe disabilities to obtain, retain or prepare for competitive employment.

Services:  OVR is a state agency that helps eligible students with disabilities prepare for, get or keep a job.  The student, family member or school personnel may refer a student to the program.  Ideally students should be referred two years prior to graduation.  Students under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian to release the appropriate information to OVR.  Eligibility is based on the student’s disability and its effect on the ability to prepare for, get, or keep a job.  After being accepted into the program, a counselor works with the student to select an employment goal and develop a plan to achieve the goal.