Surry Community Offering Free Workshops to Assist Unemployed and Underemployed

Surry Community Offering Free Workshops to Assist Unemployed and Underemployed

Posted: Jul 08, 2019

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

In Transition will be offered on Tuesday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin.This class is an overview of seeking employment in today’s job market and focuses on topics for job seekers who have lost a long-term job, considering a career change, re-entering the workforce after an absence, or looking for that first job. Learn to use NCWorks to discover types of jobs that interest you along with training opportunities, search and apply for jobs, and create a resume. This workshop includes tips for the application process, interviews and more.  

Mock Interview Class will be held on Tuesday, July 16, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Come dressed for an interview and practice answering questions. Gain experience to impress interviewers. Please be sure to email your resume to dempseye@surry.eduby the Monday before class.

Creating an Impressive Resume will be offered on Tuesday, July 16, from 1 to 3:30 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 do’s 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 Tuesday, July 23, from 1 to 3:30 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 Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3:30 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 your job interests, create resumes and cover letters, access free online skills training, search for jobs in every county in N.C., discover employment and wage data, and gain valuable information about this website that is much more than a list of jobs.

Employability Labs will be open for job seekers Monday through Thursday through Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NCWorks Career Center, 541 West Pine St., Mount Airy; on Wednesdays through July 31, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Dobson Community Library, 113 S. Crutchfield St., Dobson; and on Tuesday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Employability specialists will be available in the computer lab to help students register and use NCWorks to create a resume and cover letter, as well as apply for 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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