Program Overview

Skills Training for Job Seekers

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Workforce Development (HRD) courses provide employment skills training, and career development and enhancement. The courses are offered in short sessions to equip students with the knowledge, values, and practical skills essential to applying for, keeping, and advancing in their jobs.


Fees for HRD courses are waived for those who meet one of these criteria:

To register for HRD courses, complete the Registration/HRD Fee Waiver Verification Form.

View information about:

Email Candace Rashada, Director, Human Resources Development, or call 919-536-7200, ext. 4001, if you have any questions.

HRD-4100A Working Smart

Working Smart is a soft-skills program developed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Developmental Partners (CMWDP). It is designed to provide job-seekers the work and life skills that enhance employee productivity. Employers are looking for candidates who have the "soft-skills" that lead to success in the following ways: communication, problem solving skills, time management, accountability, and more. Requires Working Smart certified instructors and utilization of the Working Smart curriculum.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70218
2/3 - 2/6
2/3 - 2/6
2/3 - 2/6
2/3 - 2/6
Main Campus
106
106
106
106
M 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
W 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classroom
70220
3/2 - 3/5
3/2 - 3/5
3/2 - 3/5
3/2 - 3/5
Main Campus
106
106
106
106
M 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
W 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classroom
70219
4/6 - 4/9
4/6 - 4/9
4/6 - 4/9
4/6 - 4/9
Main Campus
106
106
106
106
M 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
W 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classroom
70221
5/4 - 5/7
5/4 - 5/7
5/4 - 5/7
5/4 - 5/7
Main Campus
106
106
106
106
M 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
W 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classroom

HRD-3002E NC Works Training for Careers Lab

This lab is based on meeting the "just in time" needs of the community and partners to provide a rotating schedule of employability skills topics across the two counties. Labs consist of one hour of instruction, videos, presentations, or guest speakers on a particular topic, then two hours of applying that topic to the job search. The last two hours may include one-on-one assistance, role playing, or group activities.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

HRD-3006E Networking and Interviewing Skills

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on four post-employment service strategies -- transition, retention, advancement, and re-employment. Transition involves being ready to work (school-to-work, school-to-school, and/or balancing work and family). Retention involves keeping a job and staying employed (work ethics). Advancement involves attaining better jobs with performance and skill development (upgrading and retraining). Re-employment involves gaining independence through a lifetime of work (work-to-work).
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HRD-3002F Resumes That Work!

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed adults. The curriculum is designed to help the individual to deal with the challenges of job interviewing and effective networking, responses to interview questions, and projecting a positive professional image that makes a good first impression. Content includes discussion on the different categories of interview questions, mock interviews, answering difficult questions, and developing a contact list to assist in the job search.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70237
2/11 - 5/7
2/11 - 5/7
Orange County
TBA
TBA
T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom

HRD-3001W Achieving Platinum Placement

Prove to employers that you possess the critical workplace skills in reading, applied math, and locating information. Upgrade skill levels to take the WorkKeys® exam. This class is open-entry/open-exit, so you can start and attend anytime.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70233
2/12 - 5/6
Main Campus
112
W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Classroom

HRD-3006K Working Women: Tools for Success

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on four post-employment service strategies -- transition, retention, advancement, and re-employment. Transition involves being ready to work (school-to-work, school-to-school, and/or balancing work and family). Retention involves keeping a job and staying employed (work ethics). Advancement involves attaining better jobs with performance and skill development (upgrading and retraining). Re-employment involves gaining independence through a lifetime of work(work-to-work).
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HRD-3003F Workforce Ready Reentry

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is designed to assess the interests, attitudes, aptitudes, and readiness as it relates to career, employment, and/or educational goals. The content of the instructional materials must focus on the following topics: personal development, career exploration, goal setting and the development of a written plan of action.
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HRD-3001J Job Seeking Skills Wkshop

Need new and creative strategies for employment networking? Attend any one of these workshops to become familiar with different strategic plans of action to target your ideal job. Along with networking, learn proper interviewing techniques.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70240
2/14 - 5/8
Orange County
TBA
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classroom

HRD-3001D Customer Service Skills

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework must address each of the six core HRD components: 1) assessment of an individual's assets and limitations, 2) development of a positive self-concept, 3) development of employability skills, 4) development of communication skills, 5) development of problem-solving skills, and 6) awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace.
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HRD-3001C Finding the Job You Want

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework must address each of the six core HRD components: 1) assessment of an individual's assets and limitations, 2) development of a positive self-concept, 3) development of employability skills, 4) development of communication skills, 5) development of problem-solving skills, and 6) awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace.
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HRD-3006J Job Retention and Career Advancement

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on four post-employment service strategies -- transition, retention, advancement, and re-employment. Transition involves being ready to work (school-to-work, school-to-school, and/or balancing work and family). Retention involves keeping a job and staying employed (work ethics). Advancement involves attaining better jobs with performance and skill development (upgrading and retraining). Re-employment involves gaining independence through a lifetime of work (work-to-work).
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

HRD-3005F Job Search Plus: LinkedIn and Beyond

Are you LinkedIn? Do you tweet? Do you consider Facebook to be a verb? If these terms are foreign to you, come learn the newest ways to use social media for networking and seeking employment. Since 80 percent of today's jobs are found on the "hidden" job market, find out how to establish an online presence to gain access to opportunities. 6 hours. $80 (Free for qualified participants; see above.)
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HRD-3001M Job Search Strategies for Mature Prof

Mature workers may face challenges in their job searches. Job seekers "of a certain age" may face negative stereotypes, but savvy, informed employers seek candidates who offer the best skills, regardless of age. Prepare yourself to be the best candidate by adding social networking to your search.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70311
1/28 - 3/5
1/28 - 3/5
OCC
205
205
T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom
70308
3/24 - 4/30
3/24 - 4/30
Main Campus
108
108
T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom

HRD-3005G Technology Awareness for the Workplace

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework and the content of the instructional materials should focus on the following topics: developing a moderate comfort level of basic computer-use skills, using technology in developing and implementing job search strategies, researching career and occupational information, compiling and developing employment related documents (resume, cover letters, applications and electronic employment portfolios), accessing governmental and educational resources, assessing technology literacy, understanding the impact of social networking on employment, and emphasizing the role of technology in the workplace.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70307
1/28 - 4/7
Main Campus
112
T 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom
70224
2/4 - 3/12
2/4 - 3/12
Main Campus
112
112
T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom
70227
3/31 - 5/7
3/31 - 5/7
Main Campus
112
112
T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TH 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom

HRD-3004K The Going Places Network

In partnership with Dress for Success, this 10-week workshop series is offered to women in search of employment. Students will develop a personal brand, customize résumés, build a professional network and get job leads from local companies. Career suiting is available to women who register for this course.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70241
1/30 - 4/2
duco
TBA
TH 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classroom