Career Development/Employability Skills Training

Collage of words relating to Career DevelopmentHuman Resources Development (HRD) skills assessment services, employability skills training and career development activities for adults who are unemployed or underemployed.

*Registration fees for the following classes Employability Skills classes will be fee-waived for individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Unemployed
  • Working and earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty level guidelines
  • Working and eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEIT)
  • Received notice of pending layoff

Attendees must complete the JCC Combined Continuing Education and Fee – Waiver registration form (PDF), prior to the class start date. The form can be turned in to the JCC Registrar's Office, at Career Services in the Wilson Building or emailed to

Basic Workplace Computer Skills – 33 Hours

This course sets the foundation for other computer courses. This content introduces the student to the fundamentals of computing, explores the basic computer operating system, utilizes search engines, provides an understanding of security and privacy as well as an introduction to MS Office Applications.

Date: January 23rd, 2019 - February 27th, 2019
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Elsee A164
Date: February 4th, 2019 - March 18th, 2019
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Elsee A164 (taught in English, while offering assistance to spanish speaking attendees)     

 For additional Continuing Education Computer Classes, please visit the Computer Classes page.

Linked-IN For You - 6 Hours

You need Linked-IN! LinkedIn can be a powerful networking tool. How do you want businesses to find you? Learn how to create a headline and summary and include these words in your current work experiences. Learn how to create connections between professionals and get noticed.  

Date: January 29th, 2019 - February 5th, 2019 or March 12th, 2019 - March 19th, 2019     
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson C2021

Working Smart Training - 24 Hours

Picture of Working Smart flyer. Do you have what Employers are looking for? This class is a must! Working Smart provides tools to help you keep a job, excel at your job and be more productive.

Master the skills that employers know to be crucial for job success!  Employers are looking for people who have technical skills and experience to do the job, but also bring the “soft skills” that lead to success. 

This includes: Communication Skills; Problem-Solving; Time Management; Work Ethics,  and more

This Soft Skills Program is endorsed by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board
Certification will be handed out after all classes are completed.

Direct Care Basics - 60 Hours

Direct Care Basics introduces students to the necessary skills and responsibilities of the Personal and Home Care professional. Participants will gain an understanding of what it takes to be a Direct Care Worker, and how to get and keep a job. Building on these skills, participants will also learn to include in-home management and personal care tasks using limited assistance. Module 10 is taught by an experienced RN instructor. Participants will receive 6 hours of health care provider CPR during this class.

Date: no class currently scheduled     
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Health Building F232
Registration Fee: $180

Direct Care Basics student testimony: "The Direct Care Basics class was indeed one of the most amazing classes I have challenged myself with. The instructors were simply fantastic! The way they presented themselves, the way they communicated with each one of us, the way they gave us a chance to ask any questions we had and the way they demonstrated every single thing to us. Every task they took us through was so great. I have learned a great deal and would truly take this class all over again!" Thank You, S. Watson

Skills for Success - 4 Hours

Employers take an average of 10 seconds to look at a resume. Why is a 30 second elevator speech so important? Learn how to communicate your transferable skills on your resume and in the interview. Come to this energetic workshop and find the one thing you might be missing in your job search. Get encouraged by our motivational instructor who will teach you some great ideas on how to get noticed.

Date: December 16, 2018; January 10, 2019; January 24, 2019
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: NCWorks Career Center, 8998 US Hwy 70 West, Suite 101, Clayton    


More Information

young professionals shaking handsOther training opportunities are offered at the NCWorks Career Center located at 8998 US Hwy 70 Business, West, Suite 100, Clayton, NC  27520, (919) 553-0953. Additional information and classes can be found at NC Works Online. Those interested in attending NC Works Career Center classes will need to set up a profile and register with the NC Works Career Center. Should you have questions, please contact the NC Works Career Center at (919) 553-0953.

See what training opportunities are coming up at NCWorks!
December 2018



Danielle Hussey
Director, Career Development
(919) 209-2042

Roxanne Curry
JCC Career Services Assistant
(919) 209-2521