R3 Center offers programs for the unemployed

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2011

KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resumČ clinics in September for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free.
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.
The centerís mission is built on three Rs ń 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 September 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 at 704-216-7201.
New Client Launch ó New Client Launch is an orientation program for those who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services. Please call for more information.
Identifying Your Career Options ó 9 a.m. on Sept. 2 and 14;
Interview Techniques ó 6 p.m. on Sept. 13, and 9 a.m. on Sept. 26;
Itís Not Who You Know; Itís Who You Meet ó 11 a.m. on Sept. 26;
Stand Out from the Competition ó 6 p.m. on Sept. 12, and 9 a.m. on Sept. 28;
Looking for Work at 50+ ó 9 a.m. on Sept. 12, and 6 p.m. on Sept. 26;
Looking for Work with a Criminal Record ó 11 a.m. on Sept. 29;
Letter Writing for the Job Seeker ó 9 a.m. on Sept. 13;
Online Job Hunting ó 9 a.m. on Sept. 30;
Understanding Credit Reports in a Work Search ó 6 p.m. on Sept. 27.
The R3 Center also will offer multiple resumČ 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:
2 p.m. on Sept. 1
9 a.m. on Sept. 10 and 27
11 a.m. on Sept. 22.
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 for free. The centerís normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed on Monday, Sept. 5 due to Labor Day).
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.
For more information about the R3 Center, call 704-216-7201, or visit the centerís website at www.rccc.edu/r3center/.