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Improve Career Skills This Fall

Close up of person's hand with pencil.Put your best foot forward this fall with help from these classes. The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Career Development department’s goal is to assist students in assessing 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.

Four classes in the Revamp Your Career Series will be offered in October and November: “Tips for Mature Job Seekers,” “Resumes and Cover Letters,” “Budgeting 101,” and “Work Attitudes and Behaviors.” Participants will match their skills with an existing job or develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action. Students will create or update their résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Students will learn to sell themselves and stand out from other applicants in an interview. Participants will learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment and how to use their age as an asset in their job search. Call Pamela Alsobrook at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

“Tips for Mature Job Seekers” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 9-10:30 a.m.  “Resumes and Cover Letters” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. “Budgeting 101” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. “Work Attitudes and Behaviors” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. All classes will be held at the NCWorks Career Center on Shepard Trail in Aberdeen. The class fee of $75 is waived for qualified students.

Students can realize a career with the Department of Social Services as an “Income Maintenance Worker.” Students will 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 students for the next phase of this program – Income Maintenance Caseworker.

“Income Maintenance Worker” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 17 from 6-9 p.m. The class fee of $130 is waived for qualified students, and there is a $45 assessment fee.

In “Working Smart – The Only NC Soft Skill Credential” sessions will include: Gain Your Competitive Edge, Learn the Secret to Unlock Workplace Communication, Be More Effective in the Workplace, Get Noticed by Your Employer, and Climb the Ladder to Success. This class will be held Monday-Thursday, Oct. 14-17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A second class will be held Monday-Thursday, Nov. 18-21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The fee of $75 is waived for qualified students.

Registration

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

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