R3 Center announces October workshops

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:06 p.m.

KANNAPOLIS - The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in October for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free of charge.
Located at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed.
RCCC has received a $301,539 grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce in support of the NC Back-to-Work initiative. The program will focus on providing job training and retraining to long-term unemployed citizens of North Carolina.
RCCC will leverage the NC Back-to-Work grant to provide short-term training leading to stackable credentials and certifications including Career Readiness and third-party technical certifications. Participants will also work with career coaches to determine a realistic career plan for entry-level employment.
N.C. Back to Work Information Sessions will be held on the following dates:
? Mondays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 9 a.m., North Campus, Bldg. 400, Room 4204;
? Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 at 9 a.m. and Oct. 10 and 24 at 2 p.m., both at the Cabarrus Business and Technology Center, Room 9281; and Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. at the R3 Center;
? Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the R3 Center.
The center's October schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place, 704-216-7201.
New Client Launch, Mondays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30 at 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at 11 a.m.; Thursday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m..
The calendar also includes the following workshops:
? Identifying Your Career Options: 9 a.m., Oct. 19; 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at the North Campus Bldg. 400, Room 4204;
? Interview Techniques: 9 a.m., Oct. 12; and 6 p.m., Oct. 29;
? Networking Methods: 9 a.m., Oct. 16;
? Stand Out from the Competition: 6 p.m. Oct. 15;
? Looking for Work at 50+: 9 a.m., Oct. 23;
? Looking for Work with a Criminal Record: 2 p.m., Oct. 17;
? Online Job Hunting: 9 a.m., Oct. 26;
? Careers in Commercial Construction: 6 p.m., Oct. 29.
The R3 Center also will offer multiple resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m., Oct. 20 and 25.
The R3 Center helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center's normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C., Employment Security Commission and other area community colleges.

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