Job seekers will have several opportunities this summer to brush up on critical employment skills and learn about emerging job fields with a series of classes offered at the Goodwill Career Connections Center in Lexington.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina partners with The College of Davidson and Davie Counties to offer classes on computer skills, medical office support training, and more. Some of the classes are free to those who qualify. Classes take place at Goodwill’s Career Connections Center, located at 719 West Center Street in Lexington.
The schedule of summer classes includes:
Workplace Computer Skills (FEE WAIVED):
This course prepares students for the technological demands of the current workplace. Students will learn how to create resumes, apply for jobs and function successfully in a working environment where computers and other similar technologies are in use. Course work includes keyboarding, word-processing, internet awareness, job search strategies and more. No previous computer knowledge is required.
Mondays & Wednesday, July 6-Aug. 12, 2-5 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Pathways: Computer Technology & Repair (FEE WAIVED):
In this class, students will learn the components of a computer, get hands-on experience with minor repair and maintenance, and learn the basic components of networking, all while studying about the industry and how to connect with the training opportunities vital to their sustained success in the field. This class is the perfect first step towards a certificate or degree in computer information technology.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7-Aug. 13, 1-3:30 p.m.
Notary Public Education ($80):
This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of at least 80 percent, a person is eligible to apply with the NC Secretary of State. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Monday & Wednesday, July 20 & 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
OSHA 10-Hour Certification ($85):
Students will complete the 10-hour certification course and receive a certification card.
Tuesday & Thursday, July 28 & 30, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (30-minute lunch)
For more information and to register, call 336-236-8021.