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NC Works Career Center

NC Works Career Center/ Ford Miller Employment and Training Center, located 316 Baldwin Avenue in Marion, provides a variety of employment and training programs, services and resources to job seekers and employers, especially unemployed and underemployed individuals.

McDowell Technical Community College partners with NC Works and a variety of other agencies to provide education and training services at the Center or on the main college campus. Our Human Resources Development Program and College and Career Readiness Program offer many of their classes through or at NC Works Career Center/ Ford Miller Employment and Training Center. For more information, call (828)-659-6001.

Job Seeker Services

  • Job listings and job matching
  • Resumé preparation and copying
  • Employer interview days and job fairs
  • Career counseling and advising
  • Computer resource room
  • Career assessments
  • Re-employment services (i.e. job search assistance, referrals to job openings and supportive services)
  • Job referrals and supportive services to Veterans, dislocated workers and former offenders
  • Local labor market information

Training Seeker Services

Business Services

  • Listing job openings
  • Referring qualified applicants
  • Hosting employer interview days
  • Skills assessments for both current and prospective employees
  • Internet accessible skill building software
  • On-site assistance to companies that are downsizing, closing or expanding
  • On-The-Job training program that reimburses employee wages during training

McDowell Technical Community College and Foothills Regional Commission staff stationed at NC Works Career Center:

Jimmy Hensley

Jimmy Hensley

Career Advisor/Instructor/Chief HSE Examiner

Vonda Davis

Adult Basic Education Instructor

Edwin King

Edwin King

College & Career Readiness Coordinator

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Pam Price

HRD Career Advisor/Instructor

Penny Wacaster

Penny Wacaster

Director of College and Career Readiness & Human Resources Development