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November Career Development Classes at Sandhills

Career DevThe 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/or educational goals, and in creating a pathway that will lead to economic, social, and educational success.
“Computer Basics for Employment” will improve student’s computer skills as they perform a job search, prepare a cover letter or email, create résumés, and complete online applications. This class provides hands-on learning based on individual needs whether a beginner or a savvy computer user.
“Computer Basics for Employment” will be held Monday-Thursday, Nov. 20-Dec. 14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $130 and will 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 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 Pamela Alsobrook at 910-944-7697 for more information and to register.
Students are able to discover the elements that are essential for keeping a job in, “Workplace Survival Skills.” They learn the importance of attitude, integrity, and ethics for success in the workplace.
“Workplace Survival Skills” will be held Monday-Thursday, Nov. 13-16 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and 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. 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 also be found at

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