Skills Training for Job Seekers (HRD)

Enhance Your Resume, Market Yourself, Explore A New Career

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

Hire Yourself: Create Your Own Career
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Available Classes
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record, or other obstacles on the road to rewarding employment, this course can help you find success.
Course Objectives
  1. have identified transferable skills.
  2. have explored legal and regulatory guidelines for launching a business.
  3. have reviewed opportunities for self-employment positions in various industries.
  4. have identified methods to develop relationships with clients.
  5. have developed an action plan.
  6. have explored additional training opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Registration, self assessment, overview and transferable skills
  2. Module 2 - Barriers to employment and opportunities for self employment
  3. Module 3 - Effective communication and presentation skills for entrepreneurs
  4. Module 4 - Components of a business plan
  5. Module 5 - Exploration of business ventures
  6. Module 6 - Putting a plan into action
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Handouts provided by instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Readiness-Success Strategies - HRD-3004A4
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696