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COVID-19: Fall 2022 Semester Guidelines

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:

Jill Harding

Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programs

Jennifer Pardue

Director - College and Career Readiness and HRD

Skills Training Courses


Employability Lab 3002 - 3

Contact Jennifer Pardue for more information at 336-386-3674. Course tuition is waived for any individual who is unemployed; underemployed; or has received notification of a pending layoff. Registration is on-going and no pre-registration is required.

E. Dempsey
NCWorks Career Center, Mount Airy
Dates Days Times
8/15/22 - 12/7/22 MTW 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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


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

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