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. 

*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

Career Assistance Lab - Abbreviated Version
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
182611 Cameron Village Regional Library 08/23/2017 09/27/2017 P. Knott $70.00 Open
183341 NC Works Career Center 09/06/2017 11/29/2017 J. McCauslin $70.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Qualified individuals who needs help using technology for job search strategies, researching career, and occupational information.
This lab features an open-entry, open-exit format to meet the customized needs of students and agencies who may refer students, including the JobLink career centers, public libraries, and employment security commissions. You’ll become comfortable with basic computer skills for accessing government and educational resources. You’ll get assistance in using technology to develop and implement job search strategies, research careers, and develop and compile employment-related documents such as resumes, cover letters, applications, and electronic employment portfolios. Obtain gainful employment through the use of electronic applications and resume submission.
Course Objectives
  1. Received self-directed, self-paced training; completed online applications; submitted electronic resumes; created an employment profile; assessed their assets and limitations; developed a positive self-concept through effectively relaying job skills to prospective employers; honed written communication skills needed to complete online applications; and understood the impact of technology on the job search.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Topics in the lab will vary and include introductions and brief individual lab overview of any of the following:
    How online job application systems work
    Applying for jobs on company Web sites
    How to complete a job application
    Email applications
    What you need to apply online
    Online employment tests
    Setting up job search engines
    Applying for a job at a hiring kiosk
    Using social media sites to apply for positions
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 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Qualified individuals who needs help using technology for job search strategies, researching career, and occupational information.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696