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SALISBURY - The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in May for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.
In May, the R3 Center will have several new workshops designed to allow people to reinvent their job search and begin career exploration.
“‘The POWER in Career Choice’ will be held at 6 p.m. on May 1. In this workshop, clients will learn about the main areas of employment in the energy industry,” said Keri Allman, director of the R3 Center. “You will also learn about the types of workers best suited for energy related careers and how to determine if these areas are a good career fit for you.”
The workshop will feature R3 career staff and global energy technology (ET) visionary, Matt Sadinsky, CEO of PReP Intl (Prequalified Ready Employees for Power Intl) and cofounder of SOS Intl (System Operations Success Intl).
Additionally, the “Five Career Lessons from the Movie GREASE” will be held at 6 p.m. on May 22. In this interactive workshop your favorite characters from Rydell High will inspire a fresh look at your work search and career options. All career seekers and movie buffs are welcome!
Located at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed.
The center’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.
The center’s May schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place (704-216-7201).
New Client Launch – 9 a.m. May 4, 14, and 18 ; 11 a.m. on May 2 16, and 30; 2 p.m. on May 1 and 29, and 6 p.m. May 14, 15, and 29. New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
The calendar also includes the following workshops:
- Identifying Your Career Options – 9 a.m. on May 7; and 2 p.m. on May 24;
- Interview Techniques - 9 a.m. on May 10; and 6 p.m. on May 21;
- It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who You Meet – 9 a.m. on May 25;
- Stand Out from the Competition – 9 a.m. on May 22; and 6 p.m. on May 7;
- Looking for Work at 50+ – 9 a.m. on May 24; and 6 p.m. on May 8;
- Looking for Work with a Criminal Record –11 a.m. on May 9;
- Letter Writing for the Job Seeker – 9 a.m. on May 21;
- Online Job Hunting – 9 a.m. on May 23.
The R3 Center also will 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:
- 9 a.m. on May 3, 15, and 31;
- 11 a.m. on May 21; and
- 2 p.m. on May 9.
The R3 Center helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center’s normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Employment Security Commission, and other area community colleges.
For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, please call 704-216-7201, or visit the center’s website at www.rccc.edu/r3center/.
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