Career Development/Employability Skills Training

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

Attendees must complete the Continuing Education Registration Form & HRD Fee Waiver (PDF), prior to the class start date. The form can be turned in to the JCC Registrar's Office, at Career Services in the Wilson Building or emailed todphussey@johnstoncc.edu

Basic Computers for the Workplace (for English & Spanish Students) – 33 Hours

Learn basic computer skills while developing employability skills. Explores the basics of computer operating systems, keyboarding, how to utilize search engines, as well as an introduction to productivity programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint basics) as it relates to employment documents and an understanding of security and privacy. This course sets the foundation for other computer courses. REGISTRATION required.

Date: September 11 - October 16, 2019
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Main Campus, Elsee Building, Room A164
This class is for English and Spanish speaking attendees. The instructor for this class is bi-lingual.      


Basic Computers for the Workplace – 33 Hours

Learn basic computer skills while developing employability skills. Explores the basics of computer operating systems, keyboarding, how to utilize search engines, as well as an introduction to productivity programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint basics) as it relates to employment documents and an understanding of security and privacy. This course sets the foundation for other computer courses. REGISTRATION required.

Date: May 28 - June 25, 2019        
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Main Campus, Elsee Building, Room A160                                     

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

Skills for Success - 4 Hours

Employers take an average of 10 seconds to look at a resume. Why is a 30 second elevator speech so important? Learn how to communicate your transferable skills on your resume and in the interview. Come to this energetic workshop and find the one thing you might be missing in your job search. Get encouraged by our motivational instructor who will teach you some great ideas on how to get noticed.

Date: April 25, 2019; May 9, 2019; May 23, 2019; June 6, 2019; June 20, 2019     
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: NCWorks Career Center, 8998 US Hwy 70 West, Suite 101, Clayton    

LinkedIn For You - 6 Hours

You need Linked-In! LinkedIn can be a powerful networking tool. How do you want businesses to find you? Learn how to create a headline and summary and include these words in your current work experiences. Learn how to create connections between professionals and get noticed. REGISTRATION required.

Date: June 11 & June 18, 2019   
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Main Campus, Elsee Building, Room A160     

Social Media & Your Job Search

This workshop will look at features of LinkedIn. You will learn how to build professional relationships and search for employment using this social media resource.

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Exploring Careers

This workshop will explore the various tools available in Career Coach.  This system is designed to assist you in exploring careers that match with your interests, program of study and be utilized as you plan each step of your academic and professional future.  Plan and take early steps toward developing yourself professionally to be more successful.

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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.

Master the skills that employers know to be crucial for job success!  Employers are looking for people who have technical skills and experience to do the job, but also bring the “soft skills” that lead to success. 

This includes: Communication Skills; Problem-Solving; Time Management; Work Ethics,  and more

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

Date:  April 29 - May 9, 2019
Day:  Monday - Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Main Campus, Wilson Building, Room C2018     

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. For more information on upcoming Direct Care Basics classes, contact Danielle Hussey.

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

 

Additional Training Opportunities

young professionals shaking handsAdditional 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.

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April 2019
May 2019

Contact Career Services

Danielle Hussey
Director, Career Development
(919) 209-2042
dphussey@johnstoncc.edu

Roxanne Curry
JCC Career Services Assistant
(919) 209-2521
recurry@johnstoncc.edu