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HCC accepting applications for new JobsNow 12-in-6 Program
Program benefits unemployed and underemployed

WELDON - Recently, the North Carolina “JobsNOW 12-in-6 Program” was introduced and Halifax Community College plans to participate in JobsNOW starting in August. HCC is accepting applications now and classes begin Aug. 17. The JobsNOW initiative uses a “12-in-6” approach, initially targeting 12 occupational areas in which a worker can be trained within six months. Courses at HCC will include:

• Nursing Assistant I & II

• Healthcare Billing & Coding

• Office Administration

• Plumbing

• Industrial Maintenance

JobsNOW is an initiative requested by N.C. Governor Beverly Perdue, developed by North Carolina Community Colleges and funded by federal stimulus dollars through the Division of Workforce Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce, in response to the need to quickly train workers to re-enter the job market in fields that are in-demand locally and across the state.

Those who are unemployed and underemployed are eligible to apply. Applications must be completed and submitted through HCC’s JobLink Career Center.

 

In addition to receiving the job skills necessary to enter a new career, those completing the program will receive the Career Readiness Certification (CRC). The CRC is a national program that helps job applicants show proof of their basic skills to employers. The certificate is a portable credential, allowing job searchers to use it anywhere in the United States to demonstrate their competence in key foundational skills. HCC offers CRC classes throughout the year. Some persons, based on employment status and income, are able to complete the CRC program free of charge.

 

For more information about the benefits of the JobsNOW 12-in-6 Program, contact John Foriest at (252) 536-7280.