We realize that finding a first job, changing jobs, selecting a career or changing careers are not easy tasks. We also realize that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t provide the guidance and support needed when making decisions about your future. With that in mind, CPWDC through its operation of seven PA CareerLink® locations across the nine-county Central Pennsylvania Region, has designed Employment Services that can be customized to meet the needs of all job seekers, regardless of education level, training background, work experience, or current employment status.
Central PA CareerLink® offices offer a variety of services, programs, and workshops designed to help you determine what jobs best match your interests and skills, learn new skills, find employment, and meet personal career goals.
All of the services are offer to the general public at no charge.
Job Search Resources
- Use the computers to access PA’s JobGateway®
- Post your resume on the PA CareerLink® job bank
- Write, print and copy your resume
- Learn about employment trends and job postings
- On-Site Employer recruiting
Whether it is on paper, during an interview, or on the job, PA CareerLink® can help you get noticed by employers. A variety of workshops are offered daily to teach job seekers the skills they need to succeed as they compete in the job market. Among the topics are:
- Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
- Interviewing Skills
- Job Search Strategies
- Job Retention and Advancement Skills
- Computer Skills and Software Training
- And many more…
Click here to search for workshops at a PA CareerLink® near you.
Career Exploration and Personal Assessments
PA CareerLink® can help you determine what jobs best match your interests and skills and provide you with information to help you make decisions about career choices, education, and training. The PA CareerLink® can help you meet your personal career goals.
- WorkKeys® Career Readiness Assessments are a valuable tool to help people identify job skills and marketing those skills to employers.
- Information on High Priority Occupations and wages
- Aptitudes and Interests Surveys
- Identify opportunities for skills development and training
Training for High Priority Occupations
PA CareerLink® offers assistance to eligible individuals for training in a High Priority Occupation. A training program may be a short-term certificate program or On-the-Job Training. Training participants are able to select from a variety of Eligible Training Providers located throughout the Region.
Click here for a complete list of the Central Pennsylvania High Priority Occupations.