The Chester County OIC, a nonprofit organization that aids adults by supplying educational and employment opportunities, has recently promoted West Chester native Javonna Wylie to the position of Director of Workforce Reintegration.
Wylie, a 2022 VISTA Millennial Superstar, has worked with the CCOIC since 2018 where she started as a Career-Corps Youth Employment Counselor and SOAR Case Manager. Since then, she has helped many people in Chester County through her skills in social work, program development, and as an inspired leader.
“I am honored to do the work that I do day in and day out. I love highlighting that no matter where I am in my professional journey, and Social Work is the foundation of all that I do,” said Wylie.
In this position, Wylie will be running the Work Enclave program which she was instrumental in designing, as well as many other other workforce and re-entry programs she oversees. The Work Enclave program allows for residents of the City of Coatesville to earn wage while learning skills and workforce readiness throughout a 5-week session.
Additionally, the Workforce Reintegration program assists unemployed and underemployed individuals, ex-offenders, veterans, and more by giving them resources and aiding them in creating resumes, learning interviewing skills, and breaking down barriers.
“My favorite things about Director of Workforce Reintegration at Chester County OIC includes continuing to be the change that late Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan set out to be and that I can continue to do research, serve on work committees or boards and write grants or develop programs in a way that is centered to the population of individuals we serve,” she said.