Educational Opportunities

HRD: Human Resources Development

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SCC is committed to increasing employment of the citizens of our community. The purpose of the Human Resources Development (HRD) program is to educate and train people in transition and the emerging workforce for success in the workplace.

HRD provides assessment services, employability training, and career development counseling to the unemployed, underemployed, individuals in transition, and the emerging workforce.  It not only provides the instruction, but also provides the much needed support for unemployed and dislocated workers within the college service area.

HRD Core Services

For individuals

  • Instructional Training
  • Skill/Self -Assessment
  • Career Development Activities - Include, but are not limited to job searching assistance, resume preparation, preparation for job interview, communication for the workplace, wellness for career success, and much more

For Agencies

  • Provide a pool of applicants for hire who have completed employability skills training courses.

For more information on this program and how to get started, contact Rita Gregory, Coordinator of Educational Opportunities, 828.306.7020.

HRD Fee Waiver Guidelines:
Participants may be eligible for tuition and fee waiver if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Unemployed; or
  • Received notification of a pending layoff; or
  • Working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEIT); or
  • Working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guideline.

Schedule of Classes

The Employability lab is a self-paced environment where students can work on a variety of personal and professional skills:

  • Resume Building
  • Interviewing Practice
  • Career Readiness Certificate
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Basic Computer Training for the Workplace

Also available at the Employability Lab are a variety of two-hour workshops that focus on improving both personal and professional skills. These workshops offer and much more:

  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Money Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Self- Assessment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resume & Job Applications

Macon Annex, Room 104
M-Th 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Class Schedule

Jackson Campus (Sylva), Founders Hall, Room 104
M,W - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Class Schedule
F - 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Swain Center
M & W 8 a.m. -12 noon

Cherokee VOC
T & Th 12 noon - 2 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Rita Gregory, Educational Opportunities Coordinator, at ritag@southwesterncc.edu or 828.306.7020.