R3 Center announces December schedule for workshops

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 30, 2011

KANNAPOLIS ó The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties during December. All of the programs are provided free of charge.
The R3 Center, at 200 West Ave. in Kannapolis, 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 December schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call 704-216-7201 in advance to reserve a place
New Client Launch ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, 12 and 16; 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13. New Client Launch is an orientation program for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
Identifying Your Career Options ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 5; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 19;
Interview Techniques ń 6 p.m. on Dec. 6;
Itís Not Who You Know; Itís Who You Meet ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 6;
Stand Out from the Competition ń 2 p.m. on Dec. 8;
Looking for Work at 50+ ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 19;
Looking for Work with a Criminal Record ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 7;
Letter Writing for the Job Seeker ń 11 a.m. on Dec. 20;
Online Job Hunting ń 9 a.m. on Dec. 9;
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. on Dec. 15;
2 p.m. on Dec. 20; and
p.m. on Dec. 5.
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 centerís normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The R3 Center will, however, be closed from Dec. 22-Jan. 2, reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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 and its services and programs, please call 704-216-7201, or visit the centerís website at www.rccc.edu/r3center/.