A wide range of programs and services are available through Career Development Services:
- No Cost Courses
- Confidential, one-on-one Career Exploration and guidance including interest, personality, skills, and values testing
- CollegeCentral.com – free job posting and review resource with tools to aid in job search skills
- Virtual and live presentations and workshops on topics related to resumes, job search, interviews, and soft skills
Classes are available at no cost if one of the following applies:
- You are unemployed
- You have been notified of a pending layoff
- You are working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
- You are working and earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
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This one-stop-shop offers a way for job seekers to receive help with resumes, job searches, completing online job applications, cover letters, interview skills, and much more. Learn the necessary skills to successfully enter and remain in the workforce. Meet virtually (Zoom Platform) or in person by appointment.
Basic Computer Technology Awareness
Learn introductory skills in computer use, Microsoft Office, email, keyboarding, internet use, and other tasks for workplace effectiveness.
A+ on your next Interview: Essential Skills
Learn how to “Sell Yourself in a job interview in 45 Seconds or Less”! Know your skills. Present and sell yourself with confidence. You are a unique product! Gain insights into branding yourself. Who knows you better than you?
This course is designed for individuals with barriers to employment, providing them with opportunities to learn critical, work-related interpersonal skills and insights. Soft skills breakdown these barriers and include:
- Employer -Awareness
- Communication skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
Assess and build your skills in Workplace Documents (reading), Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy (comprehending graphs, maps, and data) through this self-paced program with individual guidance available. Update your skills and take the three-part test for this national certification recognized by 90% of Rockingham County Employers and required by various industries.
Financial Literacy – “Money Smart”
Learn money management to rebuild your credit, eliminate unnecessary spending, develop a wage improvement plan, and save money for the future.
Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker
Learn the skills and strategies needed for the role of Income Maintenance Caseworker within Department of Social Services agencies. This is a two-part series of classes offered through the NC Fast program. Both Phase 1 and 2 must successfully be completed to gain certification. Students are required to earn their National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) as part of the course requirements.
“Thank you once again for your expert assistance with my new resume! Thirty-one years has been a long time to have to do a new resume, so I definitely was rusty and out of my league!” – D.F.