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Human Resources Development (HRD) courses provide skills assessment, employment skills training, and career development and enhancement. The courses are offered in short sessions to equip you with the knowledge, values, and practical skills essential to applying for, keeping, and advancing in your job. HRD courses are FREE for qualified participants. Qualified participants are unemployed, have been notified of a lay-off, or are underemployed. Underemployed persons are working part time and/or are eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Review the guidelines to see if you are eligible. To register for HRD/Workforce Development courses, call 919-536-7222.

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Job Search Strategies and Resources
Job Search Plus: LinkedIn and Beyond
(FREE to qualified participants)

Are you LinkedIn? Do you tweet? Do you consider Facebook to be a verb? If these terms are foreign to you, come learn the newest ways to use social media for networking and seeking employment. Since 80 percent of today’s jobs are found on the “hidden” job market, find out how to establish an online presence to gain access to opportunities. 6 hours. $79

40093 F 4/4–3/11 2–5 p.m. CEC 610
41079 F 6/6–6/13 2–5 p.m. OCC
41080 F 7/18–7/25 2–5 p.m. CEC 607

Job Search Strategies for Mature Professionals
(FREE to qualified participants)

Mature workers face particular advantages and challenges in their job searches. Job seekers “of a certain age” may face negative stereotypes, but savvy, informed employers seek candidates who offer the best skills, regardless of age. Prepare yourself to be the best candidate by adding social networking to your search! 42 hours. $129

40092 TTh 4/1–5/15 6–9 p.m. CEC 607
41081 TTh 7/22–9/4 6–9 p.m. OCSDC

Job Seeker's (Résumé and Application Labs (with KeyTrain Tutorials)
(FREE to qualified participants)

Need to create a résumé or cover letter, search for jobs, or apply online? Want to improve your opportunities for getting that great job, changing careers, or “recession-proofing” your job skills and résumé? Need to practice and/or refresh your skills before taking WorkKeys® assessments to earn your Career Readiness Certification? Enroll anytime for one-on-one assistance! 84 hours $184

40011 MW Now – 5/5 9 a.m.–noon OCSDC Lab
40058 MW Now – 5/5 1–4 p.m. ESC, Briggs Ave.
41152 MW 5/19–8/4 9 a.m.–noon OCSDC Lab
41157 MW 5/19–8/4 1–4 p.m. DCCR, Briggs Ave.

Job-Seeking Skills Workshop
(FREE to qualified participants)

Need new and creative strategies for employment networking? Attend any one of these workshops to become familiar with different strategic plans of action to target your ideal job. Along with networking, learn proper interviewing techniques. 4 hours. $74

  F 4/4, 5/2 9 a.m.–1 p.m. DCCR, Briggs Ave.
41078 F 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. OSDC
41086 F 5/16, 5/30, 6/6, 6/20 9 a.m.–1 p.m. DCCR, Briggs Ave.

New! Workforce Ready Re-Entry
(FREE to qualified participants)

This course provides specific work readiness activities for students who are “justice involved.” The term “justice involved” refers to all individuals with a criminal record, ranging from being charged to being recently released from incarceration. This issue can create barriers to some licenses, certifications, and, ultimately, employment. This course helps students navigate education and skills training, as well as provide an approach to interviewing techniques and résumé preparation customized to their needs. 16 hours. $74

41158 Th  4/10-5/8   5:30–8:30 p.m. CEC
41161 T 4/15-5/6   5:30–8:30 p.m. OCC
41159 T 5/20–6/17
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–9:30 p.m.
41160 Th 7/10–8/7
5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–9:30 p.m.
CEC 606

Skills Development and Enhancement
Go for the Gold! Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and TA Proficiency Certification Test Preparation
(FREE to qualified participants)

Prove to employers that you possess the critical workplace skills in reading, applied math, and locating information. Prepare to “Go for the Gold” and upgrade skill levels to take the WorkKeys® exam. This class is open-entry/open-exit, so you can start and attend anytime! $179

40057 MW Now–5/5 9 a.m.–noon CEC 610
41077 M
6/2–7/30 9 a.m.–noon
9 a.m.–noon
CEC 604
CEC 605


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