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Halifax Community College Director of Literacy Education Tamba Thompson, left, and Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. with Shenik Lindsay.

Halifax Community College Continuing Education's Shenik Lindsay has been named the Outstanding Human Resources Development (HRD) Student from the Eastern Region of the state. She is the only HRD representative for this region and was recently presented with a certificate of achievement at a luncheon at the Winston-Salem Sheraton. During the event, the North Carolina Community College System HRD Program extended its appreciation for Lindsay's achievements in attaining her educational and employment goals.

Originally from New York, Lindsay is now a resident of Roanoke Rapids. She has had to overcome a number of life challenges. A single mother of two, she found it difficult to maintain employment due to childcare and transportation problems. Lindsay wanted a career, not just a job, which prompted her to call HCC. That call proved to be a life-changer.

Lindsay attended an HRD class called Job Builder, located at the Employment Security Commission. The course addressed job seeking and keeping skills, interviewing, and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and on-going job skill development. Then, she entered an on-the-job training course, PCB Piezotronics Job Skills. The course actually resulted from a partnership between PCB and HCC.

Through the partnership, students go through an eight-week course that provides them an opportunity to learn job skills that prepare them for employment with the company. Those who successfully complete the course have a guaranteed interview with PCB.

Since then, Lindsay has been employed with PCB as a sensor technician for several months. In the future, she says that she would like to continue her education at HCC, along with achieving many other goals.

For more details on the HRD program, call (252) 536-6342.