Surry Community offering free workshops to assist unemployed and underemployed


DOBSON — Surry Community College will be offering the following free workshops to unemployed and underemployed workers. No advanced registration is required.

• Moving Forward-Career Information will be offered Sept. 22 with two class time to choose from. One class will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin; and a 1 to 4 p.m. class will be held at the Surry County Workforce Center, Mount Airy. Take the CAREER KEY and unlock the mystery to identify jobs most likely to satisfy you. Learn how to identify sources of career information. Help will be provided identifying training needs and locations. Information about the Career Readiness Certification will be provided.

• Networking Your Way to Success, Dress for Success With Career Gear will be offered Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Surry County Workforce Center (Employment Office), 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Participants will learn important ways of networking with friends, relatives, acquaintances, direct employer contacts, and job information web sites to tap into the hidden job market. Participants will also master the skill of dressing for success and improving their total image.

• Sell Yourself in a Job Interview will be offered Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Participants will learn how to answer tough interview questions and most frequently asked interview questions in order to make a great impression during the interview.

• Your Personality and Job Preferences will be discussed on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Complete the Myers Briggs Type Personality Profile and identify your personality type. Find out which career or job best suits your personality type.

• Totally Responsible Person Program: Part 1: Choosing to take charge and stay positive will be held Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This is the first class in a three-part series. A SCC certificate will be awarded after all sessions are completed.

• Make a Great Impression With Your Resume will be offered Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. Participants will learn resume design and layout tips. Attendees are welcome to bring in their existing resume for feedback. No resume, no problem. Instructors can also help individuals develop a resume.

• Totally Responsible Person Program: Part 2: Becoming the totally responsible person will be held Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This is the second class in a three-part series. A SCC certificate will be awarded after all sessions are completed.

• Stress Management, Budgeting on Less and Surviving a Layoff will be offered Sept. 22. A class from 10 a.m. to noon will be held at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin; and another class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Surry County Workforce Center (Employment Office), 541 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. Participants will learn effective ways to cope with stress to become more productive and reduce burnout. They will also be informed on how to budget on less and survive a layoff in four steps.

• Totally Responsible Person Program: Part 3: Your Action Plan of Being the Best You will be held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This is the third class in a three-part series. A SCC certificate will be awarded after all sessions are completed.

For information about any of the human resources development workshops, contact Carmen Eldridge 336-386-3683 or [email protected]

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