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Human Resources Development (HRD) is a pre-vocational and pre-employment skills training program designed to educate and prepare persons for success in the workplace. HRD is mainly intended for those persons who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated workers; or employed, but seeking skills upgrading or retraining. It is state-funded through the N.C. Community College System. The HRD program focuses on customer wants and needs. Training may include a variety of topics relating to job orientation and motivation, employability skills, self-sufficiency, or customized skills training. Instruction can be provided on either an individual or group basis. Training length will vary according to customer needs. HRD can be linked to other college training programs or connected to agencies outside the institution where appropriate. Upon completing prescribed classes, students are assisted with job placement or further training.

Core Curriculum Components

The core curriculum for HRD training includes, but is not limited, to the following components:

Employability Skills self-assessment and values clarification
Employability Lab open entry/exit employability skills
Career Planning & Assessment goal setting and action plan
Occupational Readiness/Pathways employability skills/occupational extension courses
Introduction to Computer Skills information technology/applications for job search
Employability Motivation & Retention self-esteem/keeping a job
Economic Literacy personal finances, changing economy

There is no cost to enroll in the HRD program for eligible persons. For more information or to apply, interested persons should contact the HRD office.

The Career Readiness Certificate is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.

The Career Readiness Certification is a portable credential that promotes career development and skill attainment for the individual and confirms to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills. Career Readiness Certification participants are assessed in: Reading for Information; Applied Mathematics and Locating Information. Based on assessment results, customers may take the nationally recognized WorkKeys Test and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate that will demonstrate proficiency in these areas.

For more information:
Human Resources Development Office

Jo Ann Mason, HRD Coordinator
(252) 738-3328
Room 7101D, Main Campus

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