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Career Planning and Retraining

Career Readiness Certificate

Employers are increasingly concerned with ensuring both potential and current employees have the skills necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers.

  • For employers, the CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills to be job ready.
  • For job seekers, the CRC serves as a portable credential that can be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree or a resume citing experience in a different job setting.

Human Resources Development

The goal of Human Resources Development is to educate and train individuals for success in the workplace. The courses focus on employment training, counseling, and assistance in preparing individuals for entry or reentry into the workforce.

Adults who are unemployed, underemployed, or who are seeking a career change find assistance through these courses. Courses are available in career exploration, job seeking and job keeping strategies, study skills, and basic computer skills training. Instructors assist students in many areas including communication skills, career decision-making, problem solving, self-assessment, skills identification and awareness, interviewing, resume writing, and application completion.

Fees for these courses may be waived for those who are unemployed, who have received notification of pending layoff, or who meet income eligibility requirements.

 

Career Exploration and Road Mapping   HRD 3001 $125.00 9:00am-12:00pm MWF 1/13/14-2/3/14
      9:00am-12:00pm MWF 3/17/14-4/4/14
      9:00am-12:00pm MWF 5/19/14-6/9/14

Looking for a new direction? Assess who you are, where you're going, and whether you're on the right path to career success. This course will introduce career decision-making and planning processes. Topics include analyzing personal career interests, values, and aptitudes; surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training requirements; setting realistic career and educational goals; practicing the decision-making process; and reviewing basic job search skills such as completing applications, writing letters of application, developing and using resumes effectively, organizing a professional portfolio, and improving interviewing skills.

 

Job Search Tools and Strategies   HRD 3001 $ 125.00 9:00am -12:00pm MWF 2/10/14-2/28/14
      9:00am -12:00pm MWF 4/7/14/-4/28/14

This course is designed to train individuals in effective job search techniques. Individuals will assess their job skills, will use that information to complete applications and to write resumes that market themselves to employers, learn how to post and send resumes in electronic formats, and will practice effective interviewing strategies to sell themselves effectively.

 

Skills For Success HRD 3001 $ 70.00 9:00am -12:00pm MWF 3/3/14-3/14/14
      9:00am -12:00pm MWF 5/5/14-5/14/14
      9:00am -12:00pm MWF 6/16/14-6/25/14
      9:00am -12:00pm MWF 7/28/14-8/6/14

Determine if you are on the right path to the career you have always wanted. Examine your educational and career goals based on the results of inventories and class activities and develop a written plan of action to meet those goals. This course will introduce you to the skills required to be successful in meeting career or educational goals.

 

Basic Computer Skills for the Workplace HRD 3005 $ 70.00 1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 11/11-11/21/13
      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 1/6/14-1/14/14
      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 3/10/14-3/18/14
      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 5/19/14-5/28/14
      1:00pm-4:00pm M-Th 7/21/14-7/29/14

This course is designed to introduce computers and computer terms, how to navigate the Internet using search engines, develop email capabilities, and assist the student in developing a moderate comfort level of basic computer use skills used for employability.

 

Technology Awareness for Career Development HRD 3005 $ 125.00 1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 12/2-12/19/13
      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 1/21-2/11/14
      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th 3/24-4/10/14
      1:00pm-4:00pm M-Th 6/2-6/19/14

This course is designed for the job seeker who needs to update their computer skills for todays job market. The focus of the course will be an introduction of software applications through class projects which include creating a resume, preparing a cover letter, creating a household budget, and creating a job search database.

 

Social Media and E-Mail for Job Seekers HRD 3005 $ 70.00 1:00pm-4:00pm M-Th

2/17/14-2/25/14

      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th

4/28/14-5/8/14

      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th

7/7/14-7/15/14

      1:00pm- 4:00pm M-Th

8/4/14-8/12/14

New technology and the economy have changed the job searching landscape. Learn how to use social media and e-mail to network for jobs, plan job search stratetgies, contact employers, and use tips and resources to prepare job search documents. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube are possible website resources.

 

Ready to Work HRD 3002 $180.00 1:00pm-4:00pm MW 1/6/14-5/14/14
      1:00pm-4:00pm MW 5/19/14-8/13/14

 

 

 

 

This course is for the job seeker needing a flexible schedule. The focus of the course is preparing for the Career Readiness Certification exam, job seeking techniques, employability skills development, communication techniques, problem solving strategies, and understanding the impact of information technology in the workplace. Instruction is individualized to meet the personal needs of the job seeker.

 

 

 

Career Exploration and Road Mapping

HRD 3001

$ 120.00

9:00am-12:00pm

MWF

6/10/13-6/28/13


Looking for a new direction? Career Exploration and Road Mapping may be the class for you. Assess who you are, where you're going, and whether you're on the right path to career success. This course will introduce career decision-making and planning processes. Topics include analyzing personal career interests, values, and aptitudes; surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training requirements; setting realistic career and educational goals; practicing the decision-making process; and reviewing basic job search skills such as completing applications, writing letters of application, developing and using resumes effectively, organizing a professional portfolio, and improving interviewing skills.

 

Job Search Tools and Strategies

HRD 3001

$ 120.00

9:00am -12:00pm

MWF

7/8/13-7/26/13


Job Search Tools and Strategies is a course designed to train individuals in effective job search techniques. Individuals will assess their job skills, will use that information to complete applications and to write resumes that market themselves to employers, learn how to post and send resumes in electronic formats, and will practice effective interviewing strategies to sell themselves effectively.

 

Skills For Success

HRD 3001

$ 65.00

9:00am -12:00pm

MWF

7/29/13-8/9/13


Skills for Success will help you determine if you are on the right path to the career you have always wanted. Examine your education and career goals based on the results of inventories and class activities and develop a written plan of action to meet those goals. This course will introduce you to the skills required to be successful in meeting career or educational goals.

 

Basic Computer Skills for the Workplace

HRD 3005

$ 65.00

1:00pm- 4:00pm

M-Th

5/20/13-5/28/13


Basic Computer Skills for the Workplace is designed to introduce computers and computer terms, how to navigate the Internet using search engines, develop email capabilities, and assist the student in developing a moderate comfort level of basic computer use skills used for employability.

 

Technology Awareness for Career Development

HRD 3005

$ 120.00

1:00pm- 4:00pm

M-Th

6/3/13-6/20/13


Technology Awareness is designed for the job seeker who needs to update their computer skills for today's job market. The focus of the course will be an introduction of software applications through class projects which include creating a resume, preparing a cover letter, creating a household budget,and creating a job search database.

 

Social Media and E-Mail for Job Seekers

HRD 3005

$ 65.00

1:00pm- 4:00pm

M-Th

7/8/13-7/18/13


New technology and the economy have changed the job searching landscape. In Social Media and E-Mail for Job Seekers, you will learn how to use social media and e-mail to network for jobs, plan job search strategies, contact employers, and use tips and resources to prepare job search documents. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Classmates are possible website resources.

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Continuing Education Coordinator

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ESL Lead Instructor-Recruiter

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Coordinator, Small Business Center

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Assistant to the Dean of Continuing Education

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Retention Assessment Specialist

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