The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Career Development division is designed to assist students in assessing interests, personality traits, and abilities; in setting career and/or educational goals and in creating a pathway leading to economic, social, and educational success. Many beneficial classes begin in the new year.
Learn to fine tune your computer skills in the class, “Upgrade Your Computer Skills.” Acquire hands-on learning based on your individual needs whether you are a beginner or a savvy computer user. Get assistance with job searches, preparing cover letters, creating your résumé or completing an online application.
“Upgrade Your Computer Skills” is held Jan. 16-Feb. 15, Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $185; however, most qualify for free tuition.
Discover your ideal career in the course, “Find Your Career.” Explore new career opportunities, set goals, and make improvements needed to reach your potential. Develop a written plan of action that will set you on your way to success.
“Find Your Career” will be held Jan. 3-11, Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost for this class is $75 and most qualify for free tuition.
Get help with job searches in the course “Get the Job.” Learn the importance of effective communication. Gain the confidence you need to nail that interview! Gain access to the latest software and online tools for job searches in this guided facilitation. You will also have the opportunity to prepare for the nationally recognized WorkKeys credential.
“Get the Job,” held on Fridays, Jan. 12-Mar. 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.
The class, “Become a DSS Caseworker” helps you realize a career with the Department of Social Services as an Income Maintenance Worker. Acquire the skills required to be successful in an entry-level position. WorkKeys assessments (a prerequisite for Phase II) are administered in this class to prepare you for the next Phase of this program – Income Maintenance Caseworker.
“Become a DSS Caseworker” will be held Jan. 9-Feb. 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130 and may be waived for qualified students. There is also a $45 assessment fee.
“Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” helps you decide if becoming a CNA the right job for you. Learn the skills it takes to be a Direct Care Worker and master the skills you need to get and keep a job in this introductory course. Become CPR certified upon completion.
“Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” is held Jan. 8-24 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students. There is also a $7 CPR Certification.
“Key Train Computer Skills” teaches you computer skills and helps you gain confidence to take the WorkKeys assessment by using the KeyTrain software. The Workplace Documents Assessment is required for Phase 3 of this program – Nurse Aide Level I.
“Key Train Computer Skills” will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 28 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $130 and may be waived for qualified students. There is a $15 assessment fee.
“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 email@example.com or 910.695.3926.
“Working Smart” will be held Jan. 8-11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $75 and may be 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 also learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment and how to 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 Pamela Alsobrook at 910.944.7697 for more information and to register.
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 Director Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found at careerdevelopment.sandhills.edu.