The West Chester-based consulting group is one of just 203 companies in the world to receive an international “Best for the World Changemaker” recognition for using the power of business to make a positive and tangible impact on the community. The recognition is based on an impact assessment administered by B Lab, a nonprofit serving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
The role of business is changing, because the need to demonstrate social value – not just monetary profit – is essential to our shared success and quality of life. “The philosophy of ‘accountable capitalism’ is not only good for society,” said Practical Energy Solutions President Paul Spiegel. “It is good for business, and we are honored to be recognized as a worldwide leader in corporate citizenship.”
West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin is Vice President of the firm and notes that it has been highly supportive of her efforts to serve the community. “Practical Energy Solutions pays our employees for volunteer work and service on nonprofit boards and commissions, and has demonstrated the business value of providing a workplace filled with meaning and purpose,” she said.
Knowledge gained through training and life experiences can be turned into valuable college credit. Learn more at the college’s Credit for Prior Learning information tables.
Information tables will be held on:
- Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11 AM at the Downingtown Campus
- Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 PM at the Exton Center
- Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 PM at the Southeast Center
- Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 AM at the Pennock’s Bridge Campus
Students come to college from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, some of which may involve college-level learning. Prior learning assessment can help students attain credit for learning they have already mastered outside of the traditional college classroom. Credit received may be applied to many programs of study at Delaware County Community College, allowing students to complete their college education sooner and at a much lower cost.
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Two planners with more than a half-century of service to area residents will lead a Citizen Planners’ Breakfast designed to tackle the important subject of “Funding Essential Infrastructure.”
The speakers are David C. Babbitt, President of David. C. Babbitt & Associates, and Chris Williams, Vice President and Associate Manager of the Mid-Atlantic region for McMahon Associates.
“Taken together, our speakers represent well over half a century of rigorous service to our communities both in planning and in identifying ways to pay for getting plans off the paper and onto the ground,” said John B. Hannum Jr., Chairman of Chester County 2020. “Many of us know something about how township revenues are generated; few of us are experts. Our speakers are uniquely suited to provide an overview of municipal funding resources.”
The event is Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7-8:45 AM at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus Academic Building, located at 137 Modena Road in Coatesville. Click here to register or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Beginning on Sept. 12, the Chester County office will offer expanded hours for customers on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. On these days, the center will remain open until 7 PM for access to services and events.
PA CareerLink – Chester County is a “one-stop shop” where job seekers and employers can share access to a wide array of job training, education, and employment services. Its Welcome Center provides an orientation service for customers to create a tailor-made assessment for basic career, individualized career, and employment support services; and it helps to determine program eligibility and career pathway plans for county residents.
Workshops and events tentatively scheduled during the extended hours in the coming months include:
- Sept. 12: CPR/AED Certification Training and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Community Orientation
- Sept. 26: Employer Panel for Job Seekers
- Oct. 10: Customer Service Job Fair
- Oct. 24: Seasonal Hiring Fair
- Nov. 14: Soft Skills Training Workshop
- Nov. 28: United Way Financial Stability Center Budgeting Workshop