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 short-term 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, NCWorks customers, public assistance recipients, dislocated workers, out-of-school youth, individuals in career/job transition, and probationers.
All classes in the HRD program are offered at no cost to unemployed individuals seeking employment and underemployed individuals who are working and meet special income guidelines. If you are not in either category, the usual occupational extension fee will apply. Classes are offered at the NC Works Career Center/ Ford Miller Employment and Training Center and scheduled on a continuous basis throughout the year to meet the needs of the students who enroll. For more information, call the HRD office at 659-6001, ext. 140.
Find out about you, search for the ideal career, and get in touch with the resources to reach your goal. Learn current employer needs in McDowell County and surrounding areas.
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, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Prove to employers you have the skills to do the job by earning a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum certificate.
Gain an understanding of basic economic literacy (wants vs. needs, budgeting, banking, credit…), create a wage improvement plan, and learn workplace business concepts for effective personal development as a member of the workforce.
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.
Make the transition into technology training easy by gaining an awareness of the role of technology in the workplace. Develop basic computer use skills, compile employment-related documents, research careers, and understand the impact of social networking on employment.