Career Assistance through Continuing Education Begins in March

cd-girlThe goal of the Career Development division of Continuing Education at SCC is to assist adults in assessing s their interests, personality traits, and abilities with the goal of creating a pathway that will lead to economic, social, and educational success. Many classes are scheduled to begin in March.

“How to Write a Dynamic Résumé” will teach marketing and branding techniques to help résumés stand out above the rest. Students will learn to use key words to get their résumé noticed.

“How to Write a Dynamic Résumé” will be held Mar. 6 – 9, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 but may be waived for qualified students.

“The Pre-Employment Training” course will teach career related basics such as how to properly complete an application, write a résumé, and prepare for an interview. Students will learn job search techniques and how to be safe and successful on a job.

“The Pre-Employment Training” will be held at NCWorks Career Center-Moore County the second week of each month. The class runs Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and is waived for qualified students.

Instructor, Phil Laton’s “Re-Employment Services Workshop” is designed for students who are re-entering the workforce and need to refresh their interview and employment skill set. This workshop will aid students in discovering a career that matches skills or help develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action. Students will have the opportunity to create or update their résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Students will also learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment, sell themselves, and stand out from other applicants in an interview.

The cost for the “Re-Employment Services Workshop” is $75 and is waived for qualified students. There are two sessions per month on Wednesdays at 9 – 10:30 a.m. at NCWorks Career Center-Moore County in Aberdeen.

“Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker” introduces students to a career in Human Services as an Income Maintenance Worker at the Department of Social Services and provides knowledge required to be successful in an entry-level position. WorkKeys assessments are administered in this class and are a prerequisite for Phase II of this program – Human Services Certificate.

“Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker” will be held Mar. 9 – May 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m.  There is a $45 assessment fee and the cost is $130 which may be waived for qualified students.

“Analyzing and Solving Problems in the Workplace” will teach students to recognize, define, and analyze problems and develop workable solutions to correct them. Students will learn strategies for resolving conflicts in the workplace and how to be a valuable team member as well as an effective team leader. Proper ways to interact with supervisors to ensure students are meeting their expectations will also be taught.

“Analyzing and Solving Problems in the Workplace” will be held Mar. 13 – 16, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.

“Communication Skills” will teach students what communication is and engage in exchanges using the communication cycle. Students will discover why listening is an integral part of communicating and practice public speaking.

“Communication Skills” will meet Mar. 20 – 23, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.

“Financial Literacy” will teach students basic economic principles and how to use them to develop the knowledge, reasoning skills, and confidence to improve their opportunities and take responsibility for the future.

“Financial Literacy” will meet Mar. 27 – Apr. 6, Monday – Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.

Registration

To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For questions about these or other Career Development classes, contact Program Director Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or troyerj@sandhills.edu. Information can also be found at careerdevelopment.sandhills.edu.

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