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New workshop for job seekers

KANNAPOLIS — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in April for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Workshops and clinics are provided free of charge.
Services available in both counties include individual career coaching, career building and job-seeking workshops, employability labs where clients can use a computer lab for their work search, classes designed for quick skill building and Career Readiness Certification.
“We are really excited to offer one of our new workshops, ‘Should I Get LinkedIn?’ this month. Many job seekers are utilizing the internet in their work search, but have questions about what sites are most useful,” said Keri Allman, director of R3 Career Services. “In this workshop, we will discuss how you can create an online brand that will promote your abilities and accomplishments effectively to employers. We will discuss networking on social media platforms and take an in-depth look at LinkedIn.”
New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for people who have never attended an R3 workshop or taken advantage of its other services. New Client Launch appointments are available Monday through Friday and can be made by calling 704-216-7201.
The calendar also includes the following workshops held at the R3 Career Center in Kannapolis: Identifying Your Career Options at 11 a.m. on April 8, 2 p.m. on April 24; Interview Techniques at 11 a.m. on April 3, 2 p.m. on April 22; Networking Methods at 9:30 a.m. on April 17; Stand Out from the Competition at 9:30 a.m. on April 1, 2 p.m. on April 29; Looking for Work at 50+ at 11 a.m. on April 22, 2 p.m. on April 22; Looking for Work with a Criminal Record at 11 a.m. on April 17; Letter Writing for the Job Seeker at 11 a.m. on April 15; Online Job Hunting for Beginners at 9:30 a.m. on April 8; Should I Get LinkedIn? at 9:30 a.m. on April 10; and Meet the Employers at 2 p.m. on April 10.
R3 Career Services helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. The center will also 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 9:30 a.m. on April 3 and 15, 11:00 a.m. on April 24 and 2 p.m. on April 8.
R3 Career Services also offers short-term training classes starting in April and May. Some students will qualify for tuition waivers based on income and employment status. Please call 704-216-7201 for more information and to learn how to register.
GPS 2 Success — Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, April 22-May 8 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Computer Skills for the Worker — Cloverleaf, April 1-May 1 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) noon-3 p.m.
Computer Projects for the Worker – Career Connections; pre-requisite: Computer Skills for the Worker or prior HRD computer course, April 1-May 1 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Computer Projects for the Worker – Cloverleaf; pre-requisite: Computer Skills for the Worker or prior HRD computer course, April 1-May 1 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Keyboarding – Career Connections; open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Keyboarding – Cloverleaf; open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Employability Lab — walk-ins welcome at any location during lab hours. Pace yourself in this open lab designed with the job-seeker in mind.
• R3 Center – Monday-Thursday 12-4 p.m.;
• Cloverleaf – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m-4 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
• Goodwill Career Connections – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m-4 p.m.;
• Rowan-Cabarrus Community College North Campus – Wednesday-Thursday evenings 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
R3 Career Services partners with other workforce development agencies and other area community colleges.
R3 Career Services are offered at the following locations:
• R3 Center, 200 West Ave., Kannapolis
• Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway N., Concord
• Rowan-Cabarrus North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., Salisbury
• Goodwill Career Connections, 1923 S. Main St., Salisbury
• Cloverleaf Extension Center, 942 Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis
For more information about the R3 Career Services and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201 or log on to www.rccc.edu/r3/ .

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