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. 

For additional Computer Classes, visit the Business Education/Computer Classes page.

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 is required.

Date:  No class currently scheduled.
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  JCC Main Campus - Smithfield: Smith G109
The instructor for this class is bi-lingual. 


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: Choose one: October 24; November 7; November 21; December 12
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: November 5 & November 12, 2019   
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Main Campus - Smithfield: Smith G109     


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.

Dates: November 18 - December 10, 2019     
Days: Mondays & Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: NextGen, Hwy 301, Selma, NC


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 NCWorks Online. Those interested in attending NCWorks Career Center classes will need to set up a profile and register with the NCWorks Career Center. Should you have questions, please contact the NCWorks Career Center at (919) 553-0953.

See what training opportunities are coming up at NCWorks!
October 2019 
November 2019

Contact Information 

Roxanne Curry
Career Development Faculty
(919) 209-2060

Danielle Hussey
Career Development Specialist
(919) 209-2042