Employability Skills Training/Human Resources Development

Collage of words relating to Career DevelopmentHuman Resources Development (HRD) skills assessment services, employability skills training and career development activities for adults who are unemployed or underemployed.

*Registration fees for the following classes Employability Skills classes will be fee-waived for individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Unemployed
  • Working and earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty level guidelines
  • Working and eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEIT)
  • Received notice of pending layoff

Please note:  If you are interested in any Employability Skills class contact Danielle Hussey at (919) 209-2042 for more information and to have your name added to a sign-up list

Basic Workplace Computer Skills – 33 Hours

This course sets the foundation for other computer courses. This content introduces the student to the fundamentals of computing, explores the basic computer operating system, utilizes search engines, provides an understanding of security and privacy as well as an introduction to MS Office Applications.

Date: October 22 - November 26, 2018
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Elsee A164

For additional Continuing Education Computer Classes, please visit the Computer Classes page.

Working Smart Training - 24 Hours

Picture of Working Smart flyer. Do you have what Employers are looking for? This class is a must! Working Smart provides tools to help you keep a job, excel at your job and be more productive.During the training, students and job seekers will master the skills that employers know to be crucial for job success. In this course you will learn more about: Communication Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Time Management, Accountability, and so much more! If you are interested in increasing your chance for employment and promotion, Working Smart Training is the session for you!

Date: September 28 - November 16, 2018     
Day: Friday (no class October 19)
Time: 9am - 12:30pm
Location: Wilson C2004
Date: October 23 - November 15, 2018          
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time:  6pm - 9pm
Location: Wilson C2004

This Soft Skills Program is endorsed by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board. Certification will be handed out after all classes are completed.

1. Make yourself stand out in the competitive job market.
2. Learn strategies that can help you both at work and at home.
3. Increase your earning potential.
4. Broaden your career opportunities.
5. Impress your boss with your Working Smart attitude.

Direct Care Basics - 60 Hours

Direct Care Basics introduces students to the necessary skills and responsibilities of the Personal and Home Care professional. Participants will gain an understanding of what it takes to be a Direct Care Worker, and how to get and keep a job. Building on these skills, participants will also learn to include in-home management and personal care tasks using limited assistance. Module 10 is taught by an experienced RN instructor. Participants will receive 6 hours of health care provider CPR during this class.

Date: July 23 - October 1, 2018   
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Health Building F232
Registration Fee: $180

Direct Care Basics student testimony: "The Direct Care Basics class was indeed one of the most amazing classes I have challenged myself with. The instructors were simply fantastic! The way they presented themselves, the way they communicated with each one of us, the way they gave us a chance to ask any questions we had and the way they demonstrated every single thing to us. Every task they took us through was so great. I have learned a great deal and would truly take this class all over again!" Thank You, S. Watson

Skills for Success - 3 Hours

Get encouraged by a motivational instructor who will share with you some great tips. Why is a 30 second elevator speech so important? Learn how to communicate your transferable skills on your resume and in the interview. What are you aiming for? Come to this energetic workshop and find the one thing you might be missing in your job search.

Date: September 6 or September 20
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00am - 12:00noon
Location: NCWorks Career Center, 8998 US Hwy 70 West, Suite 101, Clayton    

More Information

young professionals shaking handsOther training opportunities are offered at the NCWorks Career Center located at 8998 US Hwy 70 Business, West, Suite 100, Clayton, NC  27520, (919) 553-0953. Additional information and classes can be found at NC Works Online. Those interested in attending NC Works Career Center classes will need to set up a profile and register with the NC Works Career Center. Should you have questions, please contact the NC Works Career Center at (919) 553-0953.

See what is happening coming up at NCWorks!

September Workshop Calendar
October Workshop Calendar

Students must complete the JCC Combined Continuing Education and Fee – Waiver registration form (PDF) prior to the class start date.

For more information or to register for any employability skills training class contact:

Danielle Hussey
Director, Career Development
(919) 209-2042

Roxanne Parrish
Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Center
(919) 209-2591