Seeking a job? RCCC R3 Center has new workshops

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - R3 Career Services is offering numerous career development workshops, resume clinics in June for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. Workshops and clinics are provided free-of-charge.

The RCenter will offer two exciting new workshops in June. Employer Spotlight is back, this time with a focus on Tuscarora Yarns, Inc. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this company and the industry. On June 10 at 6 p.m. at the RCenter in Kannapolis, representatives from the company will share information on how interested candidates can apply for open positions.

Also offered in June is a new workshop for anyone who has considered becoming a nursing assistant.

"Healthcare occupations are on the rise, but is it right field for you?" said Keri Allman, director of R3 Career Services. "'Should I Become a Nurse Aide?' is designed to help individuals explore this career field. At this workshop, you will hear occupational information and learn the about training leading to certification."

The "Should I Become a Nurse Aide?" workshop will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the College's R3 Center in Kannapolis.

Services include individual career coaching, career building and job seeking workshops, Employability Labs where clients can utilize a computer lab for their work search, classes designed for quick skill building and Career Readiness Certification. Services are now available in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

R3's mission is built on three Rs – a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.

New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 workshop or taken advantage of its other services. New Client Launch appointments are available Monday-Friday and can be made by calling 704-216-7201.

The calendar also includes the following workshops held at the R3 Career Center in Kannapolis:

·       Stand Out from the Competition – Tuesdays at 11 a.m.,

·       Interview Techniques – Tuesdays at 1 p.m.,

·       Refocus Your Career Options – Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.,

·       Looking for Work at 50+ –   June 12 at 9 a.m. and June 26 at 11 a.m.,

·       Looking for Work with a Criminal Record – June 19 at 9 a.m.,

·       Letter Writing for the Job Seeker – June 12 at 11 a.m.,

·       Online Job Hunting Beginners – June 5 and June 19 at 11 a.m.,

·       Should I Get LinkedIn? – June 5 and June 26 at 9 a.m.,

·       Should I Become a Nurse Aide? – June 26 at 2:30 p.m., and

·       Meet the Employers – June 10 at 6 p.m.

R3 Career Services helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. The Center will also offer multiple resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for:

·       Tuesdays at 9 a.m.;

·       June 24 at 6 p.m.

R3 Career Services also offers short-term training classes starting in June. Some students will qualify for tuition waivers based on income and employment status. Students registering for an online class will be required to attend a registration/orientation meeting. Please call 704-216-7201 for more information and to learn how to register.

Introduction to the Medical Field – Cloverleaf Extension

·       Meets on Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., from June 6-August 8

GPS to Success – Career Connections

·       Meets on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., from June 25-July 17

Keyboarding – Career Connections

·       Open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays

Keyboarding – Cloverleaf

·       Open enrollment for classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays

Introduction to Workplace Writing – online

·       June 2-July 15

Introduction to Health Careers – online

·       June 2-July 15

Introduction to Business Administration Careers – online

·       June 16-July 29

Introduction to Game Development Careers – online

·       June 16-July 29

Introduction to Public Safety, Law, Corrections and Security Careers – online

·       June 30-Aug 12

Introduction to Marketing Careers – online

·       June 30-Aug 12

Employability Lab

·       Walk-ins are welcome at any of our locations during lab hours! Pace yourself in this open lab designed with the job-seeker in mind.

o   R3 Center – Monday-Thursday 12-4 p.m.;

o   Cloverleaf – Monday-Friday 8 a.m-1 p.m.;

o   Goodwill Career Connections – Monday-Thursday 8 a.m-4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m-1 p.m.

"The Employability Lab is a great edition to R3, because our clients are now able to work with an instructor on tools they are learning in R3 workshops and their individual coaching sessions," said Allman. "In the lab, clients will also be able to work on a certification that helps recognize an individual's current skill set called Career Readiness Certification."

R3 Career Services partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, Workforce Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Department of Commerce- Division of Workforce Solutions and other area community colleges.

R3 Career Services are offered at the following locations:

·       R3 Center – 200 West Ave. | Kannapolis

·       Cabarrus Business & Technology Center (CBTC) – 660 Concord Parkway N. | Concord

·       Rowan-Cabarrus North Campus – 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. | Salisbury

·       Goodwill Career Connections – 1923 South Main St. | Salisbury

·       Cloverleaf Extension Center – 942 Cloverleaf Plaza | Kannapolis

For more information about the R3 Career Services and its services and programs, please call 704-216-7201, or visit the Center's website