New Hanover County, hospitality and tourism, and healthcare are major employers in our area. Take one of our Career Discovery classes to get the entry-level skills and employability tips needed to land the job. Leave the class with an up-to-date resume, great interview skills, and the National Career Readiness Certificate.Search available Career Discovery classes
Class fees are waived for anyone who is unemployed, underemployed or has received notification of pending layoff.
Corrections Pre-Employment Training (48 hours)
This course is designed to provide employability skills, training, and career exploration for the role of Correctional Officers within the role of North Carolina Public Safety. Students will receive training in professional ethics, workplace culture, and terminology, staff/offender relationships, prison security functions, entry-level requirements, and general policies overview. Upon successful completion of this class and meeting all course requirements, students will be guaranteed at least one job interview!
Part 1: Human Services Exploration (45 hours)
(This class is a pre-requisite to the Income Maintenance Caseworker class.) This course covers skills and strategies designed to provide employability skills training and career exploration for the role of Income Maintenance Casework within the Division of Social Services agencies. The National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) is required. The $42 for the NCRC tests is not eligible for the fee waiver.
Hospitality and Tourism (48 hours)
This course is designed to prepare you for a career in the hotel and restaurant industry.
Part 2: Income Maintenance Caseworker – NCFAST (48 hours)
This course is designed to cover a variety of skills associated with the Income Maintenance Caseworker role to determine services eligibility. Specific focus will include proficiency in the utilization of the NCFAST application. Other topics will include skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis.
Back to Work Bootcamp (12 hours)
This one-week course helps rebuild confidence, explore career options, and to identify a job network. Learn to write a resume and cover letter – and practice skills to ace a job interview.
911 Telecommunicator (56 hours)
This course is designed to provide employability skills training and career exploration for the role of 911 Telecommunicator within the Emergency Management and 911 Communication Department in New Hanover County Government. Students will receive training in Emergency Dispatcher roles, 911 example calls, HIPAA information, terminology, and basic listening for understanding lessons. Upon successful completion of this class and meeting all course requirements, students will be given the opportunity to take the CritiCall test and to have a phone interview once positions become available.
Computers at a Glance (24 hours)
This slow-paced instruction class provides students with a foundational knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, desktop icons, tab organization, common keys, short cuts, and internet browsing tools (using multiple windows) to research companies and to create, save, send, and share targeted resumes and cover letters.
English Language in the Workplace (18 hours)
This class includes job search, resume writing, interviewing, and goal setting skills training, and workplace communication in reading and writing. This course is a great fit for students wanting to extend their studies beyond ESL classes.
Aiming for Career Success (15 hours)
This course is designed to give students who are entering a program of study or career field a solid foundation to excel both in the classroom and on the job.
Career Building 101 (3.5 hours)
This class assists unemployed and underemployed individuals at the New Hanover County NCWorks Career Center to become more successful in reentering the job market and finding gainful employment.
Introduction to Medical Receptionist (48 hours)
Prepare for the office environment where professionalism, privacy, customer service, and teamwork are major assets.