Human Resources Development (HRD) is a pre-vocational and pre-employment skills training program designed to educate and prepare persons for success in the workplace. HRD is mainly intended for those persons who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated workers; or employed, but seeking skills upgrading or retraining. It is state funded through the N.C. Community College System. The purpose of the Human Resource Development Program (HRD) is to educate and train individuals for success in the workplace. HRD classes offer interviewing skills, resume/application preparation, job search assistance, computer skills, soft skills and much more.

The HRD program focuses upon customer wants and needs. Training may include a variety of topics relating to job orientation and motivation, employability skills, self-sufficiency or customized skills training. Instruction can be provided on either an individual or group basis. Training length will vary according to customer needs. HRD can be linked to other college training programs or connected to agencies outside the institution where appropriate. Upon completing prescribed classes, students are assisted with job placement or further training.

Core Curriculum Components

The core curriculum for HRD training includes, but is not limited, to the following components:

Employability Skills self-assessment and values clarification
Employability Lab open entry/exit employability skills
Career Planning & Assessment goal setting and action plan
Occupational Readiness/Pathways employability skills/occupational extension courses
Introduction to Computer Skills information technology/applications for job search
Employability Motivation & Retention self-esteem/keeping a job
Economic Literacies personal finances, changing economy

You may qualify for classes at NO COST TO YOU, if you are unemployed, have received notification of a pending layoff, are working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income TAX Credit (FEITC) or are working and earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.


Phyllis D Chavis,
Director of Human Resources Development (HRD)
Dr. Phillip W. Taylor Complex (Bldg. 100) Room 112-B
(252) 536-7235 (phone) (252) 536-4144 (fax)