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

Digital Literacy Certificate – 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: January 23 - February 27, 2018
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: JCC Main Campus, Elsee Bld, Room A 164    

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

Job Search, Resume, and Interview Open Lab Course

Learn how to use technology to enhance your job search! Need to create a resume or cover letter, work on interview techniques, job searching and application assistance or soft skills training? Practice on KeyTrain for your National Career Readiness Certificate/WorkKeys test. Enter the classroom anytime and work at your own pace to fulfill your goals and career objectives. For questions, please call (919) 209-2042.

Date: Ongoing
Days: Tuesday
  No Lab Available December 19, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  JCC Main Campus, Wilson Bldg, Room C1034, Career Services Center         

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!

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.

Call 919-209-2042 for the 2018 Spring Class.

Direct Care Basics - 72 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.

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: JCC Main Campus, Health Building
Registration Fee: $180 (subject to change)

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: December 14, 2017 or January 11, 2018 or January 25, 2018
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: NCWorks Career Center, 8998 US Hwy 70 West, Suite 101, Clayton    

Keys to Success of Landing a Job - 6 Hours

young professionals shaking handsThis course is designed as an application-oriented course where students can implement the tools they have obtained in the “Skills for Success” class. Come network and learn the hidden job market, dynamic resume, ace the interview and how to make a GREAT first impression.

Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 9am-4pm (6 hours with 1 hour lunch)
Location: NCWorks Career Center, Clayton

More Information

Other 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 this month at NCWorks!

December Workshop Calendar (DOCX)
January Workshop Calendar (DOCX)

Students must complete the JCC Combined Continuing Educations 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