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Rowan-Cabarrus hosting weekly workshops for job seekers

KANNAPOLIS — R3 Career Services is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in August for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Workshops and clinics are provided free-of-charge.
The R3 Center will offer a health care workshop throughout August.
“Healthcare occupations are on the rise, but is it right field for you?” said Keri Allman, director of R3 Career Services. “‘Should I Become a Nurse Aide?’ is designed to help individuals explore this career field. At this workshop, you will hear occupational information and learn the about training leading to certification.”
The “Should I Become a Nurse Aide?” workshop will be held on Wednesdays in August at 2 p.m. at the College’s R3 Center in Kannapolis.
Services include individual career coaching, career building and job seeking workshops; Employability Labs where clients can utilize a computer lab for their work search; classes designed for quick skill building and Career Readiness Certification. Services are now available in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
R3’s mission is built on three Rs — a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.
New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 workshop or taken advantage of its other services. New Client Launch appointments are available Monday-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:
• Stand Out from the Competition – Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Interview Techniques – Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
• Refocus Your Career Options – Thursdays at 11 a.m.
• Looking for Work at 50+ – Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.
• Looking for Work with a Criminal Record – Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.
• Letter Writing for the Job Seeker –Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.
• Online Job Hunting Beginners – Aug. 7 and 21 at 1 p.m.
• Should I Get LinkedIn? – Aug. 7 at 9 a.m.
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:
• Tuesdays at 11 a.m.;
• Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.
R3 Career Services also offers short-term training classes starting in August. Some students will qualify for tuition waivers based on income and employment status. Students registering for an online class will be required to attend a registration/orientation meeting. Call 704-216-7201 for more information and to learn how to register.
Keyboarding – Career Connections
• Open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays
Keyboarding – Cloverleaf
• Open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays
Computer Fundamentals – Career Connections
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Computer Fundamentals – CBTC
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Computer Projects for the Worker – Career Connections
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Sandbox 101 – Career Connections
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 22 on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Computerized Team Projects – CBTC
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Confidence-Focused Interviewing – CBTC
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 15 on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 15 on Mondays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Communication Matters – Cloverleaf
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Next Level Networking – Cloverleaf
• Aug. 19 through Sept. 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.,
Job Skills for the 21st Century – Cloverleaf
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 22 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Career Exploration – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Accounting Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Digital Arts Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Workplace Writing – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Health Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Business Administration Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Game Development Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Public Safety, Law, Corrections and Security Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Introduction to Marketing Careers – online
• Aug. 18 through Sept. 26
Employability Lab
Walk-ins are welcome at any of their locations during lab hours. Pace yourself in this open lab designed with the job-seeker in mind.
• R3 Center – Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
• Cloverleaf – Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
• Goodwill Career Connections – Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
R3 Career Services are offered at the following locations:
R3 Center – 200 West Ave. in Kannapolis
• Cabarrus Business & Technology Center (CBTC) – 660 Concord Parkway N. in Concord
• Rowan-Cabarrus North Campus – 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. in Salisbury
• Goodwill Career Connections – 1923 South Main St. in Salisbury
• Cloverleaf Extension Center – 942 Cloverleaf Plaza in Kannapolis
For more information about the R3 Career Services and its services and programs, call 704-216-7201 or visit the Center’s website at www.rccc.edu/r3/

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