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Human Resources Development

The purpose of the Human Resources Development (HRD) program is to educate and train individuals for success in the workplace. The HRD Program focuses on the development of basic workplace skills by providing employability skills training to unemployed and underemployed adults. Typical groups targeted for HRD training include, but are not limited to the following: unemployed insurance claimants, JobLink customers, public assistance recipients, dislocated workers, out-of-school youth, individuals in career/job transition, and probationers.

HRD Basic Keyboarding / Computer Skills

Be prepared for keyboarding/data entry used in the workplace by learning the elementary keyboarding skills and gaining an introduction to computers. Explore careers and/or training option opportunities.

HRD Workplace Computer Literacy

Prepare for employment and/or make the transition into further computer training an easy one by learning basic workplace computer skills.

HRD Resume, Interviewing & Internet Job Search

Professionally prepare for the job you want! Utilize resume development techniques to complete a professional resume; prepare for your interview; become familiar with application procedures; and do Internet job searches to assist you in locating and obtaining employment.

HRD Nursing Career Readiness

Obtain assistance in the selection of a healthcare career, prepare for the educational programs of nursing (LPN and RN), and review for the pre-nursing exam.

HRD Career Planning and Assessment

Find out about you, search for the ideal career, and get in touch with the resources to reach your goal.

HRD Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Prep

Earn a North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate based on the ACT WorkKeys system. It is a portable credential recognized nationally, that shows employers your skill level in Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Prove to employers you have the skills to do the job by earning a bronze, silver or gold certificate.

HRD Success by Choice

Develop a healthy self-esteem and positive attitude to enhance personal and career success.

The HRD program offers employability skills training at no cost to unemployed individuals who are seeking employment and underemployed individuals who are working and meet special income guidelines. If you do not fall in either category, the usual occupations extension fee will apply.

All classes in the HRD program are held at the JobLink Career Center, located at 316 Baldwin Avenue in Marion, NC. It is our goal to tailor the dates, time, and location of our classes to meet the needs of the students who enroll. Classes are scheduled on a continuous basis throughout the year. For further information or to register for a specific class, contact Jimmy Hensley at (828)659-6001, ext. 140.

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