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Program Overview

The Human Resources Development Program provides employability skills for unemployed and underemployed adults. The framework of the course can be based on four post-employment service strategies: transition, advancement, retention, and reemployment. Career exploration and training success strategies are emphasized for those people returning to school.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals will be able to apply for employment, re-employment, or advancement. Those returning to school will benefit from the career exploration and training success strategies.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings

Program Contacts:

Jennifer Pardue

Director - College and Career Readiness and HRD

Skills Training Courses

Courses

Employability Lab 3002 - 2

Instruction is designed to be self-directed, self-paced, and structured on an open-entry, open-exit basis to meet the customized needs of individuals. The workshop covers managing unemployment, increasing skills, training opportunities, overcoming barriers to employment, preparing resumes, cover letters and reference sheets, job searching, Internet safety, tips for job applications, and interviewing.

Walk-ins are Welcome! Questions? Please contact Jennifer Pardue parduejs@surry.edu or 336-386-3674.

Locations/Times:

NCWorks Career Center
942 West Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030

Computer Center Assistance:
Monday – Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Employability Skills Workshop Class:
Wednesdays
10:00 am – Noon


Dates Days Times
5/20/24 MTWTh
Technology Awareness for PC 3005R - R04

The curriculum framework and the content of the instructional materials in this course will focus on computer use skills as it relates to:

1. Developing basic keyboarding, word-processing, and Internet skills,
2. Learning technology-based job search strategies to including the use of social networking,
3. Applying for employment online, and
4. Accessing governmental and education resources and services.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Pardue parduejs@surry.edu or 336-386-3674.

Locations/Times:

Elkin Center, Room 110
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pilot Center, Room 114
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Dates Days Times
5/20/24 MW
WorkKeys Prep 2001 - 1

Instruction is designed to be self-directed, self-paced, and structured on an open-entry, open-exit basis to meet the customized needs of individuals. Study online with a flexible schedule to prepare yourself for the Work Keys Assessment.

The following topics are available: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Upon completion of these topics, students may sign up for the Work Keys Assessment to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Applied Technology topics are available in the following areas: Problem-Solving Strategies, Electricity, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Business Writing, and Workplace Observation.

Essential Skills topics are available in the following areas: Customer Service, Financial Awareness, Interpersonal & Business Communication, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, Work Discipline, and Working in Teams.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Pardue parduejs@surry.edu or 336-386-3674.


Dates Days Times
5/20/24

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum addresses six core components:

  • Assessment of an individual’s assets and limitations.
  • Development of a positive self-concept.
  • Development of employability skills.
  • Development of communication skills
  • Development of problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace.

Program Costs

Cost: Tuition rates based on course hours.

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

Per the NC General Statutes (G.S. 115D-5(b)(13)), individuals enrolling in courses offered through the Human Resources Development (HRD) Program may be granted a waiver of registration fees if they meet one of four criteria:

  1. Are unemployed;
  2. Have received notification of pending layoff;
  3. Are working and are eligible for federal earned income tax credit;
  4. Are working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines.

Program Facts

Students attending Surry Community College for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university typically save

$25,000

On average students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school.

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