Surry Community Offering Free Workshops to Assist Unemployed and Underemployed

Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops for unemployed and underemployed workers in May. No pre-registration is required.

An Employability Lab will be open at multiple locations in Surry and Yadkin counties where those in need of assistance can visit a computer lab and seek help from employment specialists with tasks such as registering for and using NCWorks to create a resume and cover letter, and applying for jobs. The lab will operate May 15 through Aug. 31 at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 West Pine St., Mount Airy on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Yadkin County Public Library, 233 E. Main St., Yadkinville each Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A lab will also be available on Tuesday, May 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin.

Totally Responsible Person Program will be offered May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This program includes topics such as choosing to take charge and stay positive, becoming a “Totally Responsible Person” and creating an action plan to being the best you. Call (336) 526-2144 for more information.

Creating an Impressive Resume will be offered on May 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 West Pine St., Mount Airy. Create an impressive resume and cover letter that will get you noticed. Learn resume dos and don’ts, how to address background and work history issues, and tips specific for navigating the online application process. Receive assistance with creating resumes and cover letters in the NCWorks database.

Dynamic Interview Techniques will be offered on May 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 West Pine St., Mount Airy. Learn the ins and outs of the interview process from preparing beforehand to what you should do after. Gain valuable insight on popular interview questions, what a potential employer cannot ask, what to wear to an interview, and how to address questions related to having a criminal record, age, and other barriers to employment.

All Things NCWorks will be offered on May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 541 West Pine St., Mount Airy. Put North Carolina’s job listing website to work for you. Find out your job interests, create resumes and cover letters, access free online skills training, search for jobs in every county in North Carolina, discover employment and wage data and gain valuable information from this website that is much more than a list of jobs.

For information about any of the human resources development workshops, contact Forrest Lineberry at (336) 386-3244 or lineberryf@surry.edu.


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