Workshops for jobless set for this month

Surry Community College will be offering several free workshops aimed at helping the unemployed and underemployed workers throughout this month. No advance registration is required for any of the courses.

The Totally Responsible Person Program will be offered Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Goodwill Career Connections, 1457 N. Bridge St., Elkin. This program includes topics such as choosing to take charge and stay positive, becoming a “Totally Responsible Person” and creating an action plan to being the best you. Call (336) 526-2144 for more information.

An Employability Lab will be open Oct. 17 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each day at Goodwill Career Connections in Elkin. Employability specialists will be available in the computer lab to help you register and use NCWorks to create a resume and cover letter and apply for jobs.

Creating an Impressive Resume will be offered on Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center in Mount Airy. Create an impressive resume and cover letter that will get you noticed. Learn resume dos 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 Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center. 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 on Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center in 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 NC, discover employment and wage data, and gain valuable information from this website that is much more than a list of jobs.

For information about any of the human resources development workshops, contact Forrest Lineberry at (336) 386-3244 or

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