Professional Skills & Development

Wake Tech's professional development courses are specifically designed to enhance your resume. These courses give you skills such as how to compose executive reports and organizational procedures; how to communicate between generations and cultures; and more. 

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Course Details & Registration Information

Discover the Career That's Right for You!
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
237608 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 12/01/2020 12/03/2020 J. Blashaw $70.00 31/40
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is designed to help individuals identify their skills and strengths, and provide insight and direction for a career path that is right for them.
Are you ready to find your perfect career, but have no idea where to start? If you’re feeling stuck, unsure, or confused, don’t worry! It is possible to discover the career that’s right for you. In this course, you will use some powerful tools to clarify your skills, interests and work values – three key pieces of information to guide your career choices. Armed with this powerful knowledge, you will be introduced to online tools to explore specific occupations and learn about the associated salaries and employment trends. You will learn networking skills to build your professional network to identify advocates that can help you begin the career you want.
Course Objectives
  1. have completed skill, interest and work value self-assessments and identified occupations suitable for their interests and abilities;
  2. researched the work environments, knowledge, and skills required for occupations that align with their personal interests;
  3. documented salaries, job outlooks, and educational requirements for specific occupations of interest;
  4. discovered how to further explore occupations of interest;
  5. and learned how to find and meet business professionals working in desired occupations and how to build a strong business network.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Overview of Career Clusters and Career Pathways. Complete Skills, Interests, and Value Assessments
  2. Use On-line Tools to Identify Careers that Align with Assessment Results
  3. Research Occupations of Interest and Required Skills, Education, Salaries and Job Outlook
  4. Develop a Networking Plan
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
This course is designed to help individuals identify their skills and strengths, and provide insight and direction for a career path that is right for them.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
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  • Craft a Resume That Generates Employer Interest - HRD-3001BZ2
  • Career Readiness for the Human Resources Assistant - HRD-3001AM2
  • Pathways to a Real Estate Career: Exploring How to Start Buying, Selling & Flipping Houses - HRD-3004BF2
  • Career Pathway for Meeting and Event Planners - HRD-3004BK2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696