Career Development Classes Set to Begin in March at Sandhills

Career Development Color RGB-01The goal of the Career Development division at Sandhills Community College is to assist students in assessing their interests, personality traits, and abilities in setting career and educational goals, and in creating a pathway that will lead to economic, social, and educational success. The fee for Career Development classes is waived for qualified students.

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.

Get your résumé noticed in the class, “Ignite Your Résumé.” Use keywords to get your résumé noticed on the internet. Improve your résumé by using marketing and branding techniques to enhance your chance of getting a job interview in a competitive job market.

“Revamp Your Career” will assist you in discovering a new career. Match your skills with an existing job or develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action. Create or update your résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Learn to sell yourself and stand out from other applicants in an interview. Learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment and how to use your age as an asset in your job search. Call Pamela Alsobrook at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

“Revamp Your Career” takes place at NCWorks Career Center-Moore County twice a month on Wednesdays from 9-10:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and will be waived for qualified students.

“Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving” will help you become a more valuable team member. Fine tune your analytical skills as you learn to recognize and define problems that cause workplace conflict. Develop workable solutions to resolution. Learn how to interact with supervisors to ensure you meet their expectations.

“Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving” will be held Monday-Thursday, March 12-15 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost of $75 will be waived for qualified students.

The class, “Talk so People Will Listen” will enhance your communication skills and help you to discover what effective communication is. You will also engage in exchanges using the communication cycle, learn why listening is an essential part of communicating and conquer your fear of speaking in public as you practice your new skills.

“Talk so People Will Listen” will be held Monday-Thursday, March 5-8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost of $75 will be waived for qualified students.

“Invest in Your Future” will teach you to take control of your financial success. In this class, you will learn to master basic economic principles and develop the knowledge, reasoning skills, and confidence to take responsibility for your future.

“Invest in Your Future” will be held Monday-Thursday, March 19-29 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost of $75 will be waived for qualified students.

“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.

“Working Smart” will be held March 19-22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $75. 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 or 910.695.3926.


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 Information can be found at



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