Training center offers April courses

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 1, 2011

KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties in April. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.
Located at 200 West Ave., the R3 Career Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or underemployed.
The centerís mission is built on three Rs ó a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.
The centerís April schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center encourages clients to call in advance at 704-216-7201 and reserve a seat. Call also for specific workshop locations.
New clients can call to schedule an individual appointment anytime from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 4-8 and 18-21. New Client is an individual session for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
Hereís the April schedule:
Identifying Your Career Options: 11 a.m. on April 12 and 2 p.m. April 26.
Interview Techniques: 9 a.m. on April 13 and 2 p.m. on April 28.
Healthcare Career Pathways: 9 a.m. on April. 12.
Job Seeking Strategies for the Professional: 6 p.m. on April 11.
Itís Not Who You Know; Itís Who You Meet: 9 a.m. on April 27.
Stand Out from the Competition: 11 a.m. on April 13 and 27.
Looking for Work at 50+: 2 p.m. on April 11 and 25.
Looking for Work with a Criminal Record: 9 a.m. on April 26.
Nerds Are Cool: Technology is Hot!: 2 p.m. on April 12.
Letter Writing for the Job Seeker: 9 a.m. on April 25.
Online Job Hunting: 9 a.m. on April 15.
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. Call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for:
9 a.m. on April 5, 11 and 16.
2 p.m. on April 14 and 21.
And 6 p.m. on April 25.
All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The centerís normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The centerís website is