Many people in Erie County have recently lost their job or have been unsuccessful in finding a family-sustaining job. Men and women need personal assistance in finding employment through non-traditional means and networking.
New Choices empowers individuals and provides the skills needed to find a job with family-sustaining wages.
COVID-19 Information: GECAC offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but our dedicated staff is serving clients via phone, email, and virtual. Call 814-459-4581 Ext. 422 to speak to a New Choices staff member. New Choices is offering virtual career guidance classes.
New Choices is a proven program designed to give clients individualized attention and training to help each person achieve personally and professionally. We work one-on-one and in small groups to help our clients see how to transfer their past skills, prepare them for the job market, and assist them in making professional decisions.
During New Choices, participants:
Five-day, ten-hour career guidance class:
New Choices is a one-stop-shop career program where the participants learn job search and interview skills, goal setting, and the confidence to succeed. The participant will create an updated resume, learn how to use office software and computer skills, and will find out more about conflict resolution and management of money and time. Program benefits individuals in transition by giving them the skills and resources to succeed. Students are trained in job seeking, interviewing, and résumé writing. They learn the value of self-esteem, effective communication styles, and stress management. Students are introduced to resources in the community that helps with housing, legal, and medical issues. Students also receive continued guidance from the dedicated New Choices staff long after graduation. All of these elements help us to propel women and men in a transition toward a prosperous future.