Career Lens Lab

Get help clarifying your interests, skills and values, and explore education and career options through a Career Lens Lab.

The short courses, offered at various Wake Tech campuses, are designed to support anyone interested in self-discovery, career exploration and insight into career paths that may be the best fit for them.

Fees are waived for anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, facing a layoff, eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit or earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

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Career Readiness for the Child/Elder Care ProviderHRD-3004AV4
Learn more about becoming a child or elder care provider! Explore child and elder care provider roles, job duties, working and learning environments, social aspects of the industry, and career/educational options. Learn to analyze your personal career interests. Develop orga...
Career Readiness for the Customer Service IndustryHRD-3004AT2
The ability to communicate and adjust to any customer's personality can make you an invaluable employee. This course introduces the many career opportunities available in customer service and covers concepts needed at the entry level: listening techniques, verbal and nonver...
Career Readiness for the Human Resources AssistantHRD-3004K2
Learn about Human Resources – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career in HR is right for you. This course covers the fundamentals of recruitment, hiring, and communication along with the role of technol...
Career Readiness Skills for Landscaping, Grounds Keeping and Community GardeningHRD-3004BY2
Turn your passion for plants into a rewarding career. Discover techniques for growing a variety of flowers, trees, and vegetables successfully in the state's climate. Explore basic knowledge, skills, and work activities involved in designing, planting, growing, and maintaini...
Career Readiness Skills for the Real Estate IndustryHRD-3004BV2
The real estate industry is far-reaching and encompasses everything from buying and selling homes, securing financing to appraisals and inspections. Explore how to become a real estate broker; learn about the skill-sets and interpersonal characteristics required for a succes...
Career Seeking Skills for the IT IndustryHRD-3004AY2
If you want a job in the IT industry, now is the time! Career Seeking Skills for the IT Industry focuses on resume writing, online applications and interview techniques. Learn targeted job-seeking strategies. Examine the use of keywords and phrases for careers in IT. Review...
Career Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW4
Explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cul...
Career Success StrategiesHRD-3001BT2
This course, for students receiving services through Healing Transitions of Wake County, helps develop the skills to secure and maintain employment. The course covers the six core HRD components: 1) assessment of assets and limitations, 2) development of a positive self-conc...
Computer Basics for Job SeekersHRD-3005BC2
Conquer your fear of technology! Learn basic computer skills that can enhance your search for employment. This course will familiarize you with your computer – how it works and your desktop environment. You’ll sharpen your keyboarding skills, learn how to create an email add...
Confidence Focused InterviewingHRD-3001AC2
Everyone has strengths and abilities regardless of their age, education, or income level, but few people know how to communicate those strong points to others! As a result, they may go unnoticed and remain unknown to colleagues, supervisors, and prospective employers. This...
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