Career Enhancement with a Con. Ed. Course at SCC

The goal of Career Development at SCC is to assist students in assessing their interests, personality traits, and abilities in setting career and/or educational goals, and in creating a pathway that will lead to economic, social, and educational success.

“Computer Basics for Employment” will teach students how to improve their computer skills, perform a job search, prepare a cover letter or email, create your resume, complete an online application, etc. This class provides hands-on learning based on individual needs for both beginners or savvy computer users.

“Computer Basics for Employment” will be held Aug. 14 – Sept. 14 Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $185 and may be waived for qualified students.

In “Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” students will explore the field of direct care work (DCW) and learn the skills it takes to be a Direct Care Worker as well as master the soft skills needed to get and keep a job. Completers will receive CPR certification. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students plus a $7 CPR Certification fee.

“Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” will be offered at the Pinehurst campus Aug. 14 – 28 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A second “Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center Aug. 15 – 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

“Key Train Computer Skills” will teach students computer skills and gain the confidence to take the WorkKeys assessment by using the KeyTrain software. The Reading for Information Assessment is required for Phase 3 of this program – Nurse Aide Level I. The cost is $130 and may be waived for qualified students as well as a $15 assessment fee.

“Key Train Computer Skills” will be offered at the Pinehurst campus Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A second “Key Train Computer Skills” will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center Aug. 31 – Oct. 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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. Call Tenille at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

“Working Smart” is the only NC soft skill credential work and life skills that give students a competitive edge. Develop personal branding, understand employer expectations, learn the 4-C’s of communication, and enhance productivity in the workplace. Class available to all and may be free for qualified students.

Students may also be eligible for a Continuing Education scholarship. For more information about Working Smart, contact Jenny Troyer at troyerj@sandhills.edu or 910.695.3926.

Registration



Register in the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall on the Pinehurst campus at 3395 Airport Road. Registration by phone with a credit card can be made by calling (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 Coordinator Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or troyerj@sandhills.edu. Information can also be found at careerdevelopment.sandhills.edu.

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