Skills Training for Job Seekers (HRD)


HRD (Human Resources Development) courses provide employability skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional niche in today's global market.

Classes are designed to address current needs and trends of the complex and constantly changing workforce. 

Full Catalog of HRD Courses | Available HRD Classes

*All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.*


Course Details & Registration Information

BEST YOU Project (12 hrs)
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Former Offenders who are unemployed or under-employed.
BEST YOU stands for Building Employment Success Together – Yielding Opportunities Unprecedented, and this class outlines strategies for career success for ex-offenders and others who face significant barriers to employment. The class offers practical information on resume writing, interview skills, and employment motivation and retention. Participants will learn to conduct a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis and to set goals that are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable/achievable, relevant, and time-bound).
Course Objectives
  1. have identified best practices for addressing barriers to employment.
  2. have identified transferable skills.
  3. have learned to successfully complete an online job application.
  4. have learned components of an effective resume.
  5. have developed an effective elevator speech.
  6. have practiced responses to interview questions.
  7. have learned non-traditional job search methods.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Performing a SWOT analysis
  2. Setting SMART goals
  3. Identifying a support system
  4. Identifying transferable skills
  5. Practicing non-traditional job search techniques
  6. Developing an elevator speech
  7. Completing online applications
  8. Learning components of an effective resume
  9. Preparing responses to interview questions
  10. Establishing professional references
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 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Former Offenders who are unemployed or under-employed.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Job Fit, Personal Strengths and Employability Value - HRD-3001AE2
  • Steps 2 Success - HRD-3001BN2
  • TRCS (Training Resources for Career Success) - HRD-3001Q2
  • STEPS to Self Suffieciency - HRD-3001K1
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696