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Career Readiness Program

Non-credit programs and courses are specialized offerings designed to provide the educational, cultural and workforce development needs of the lifelong learners in our community. Although no college credit will be awarded for these programs, students may earn continuing education units (CEU's) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE), which is recorded permanently by the office of lifelong learning. A workforce development student obtains occupational education and skills by participating in any of the following: open enrollment occupational courses and services; customized training and services; IT industry certification and testing; and transitional programs and services.

AWARD:  Certificate of completion.

LENGTH:   2 Semesters

PURPOSE:
This short-term training program provides participants with valuable employability and workplace skills, such as reading, math, basic computer concepts, and interpersonal skills. Likewise, employers in the region can benefit strategically by recruiting and hiring from a proven, credentialed workforce.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Components of the Career Readiness Program:
• WorkKeys Assessments (Reading for Information, applied Math, Locating Information)
• KeyTrain Computer-Based Skills Training
• Basic Computer Skills
• Workforce Competitiveness Modules
• Personal Behavioral Profile
• Coping with Change Profile
• Coping with Change Profile
• Personal Finances Workshop
• College/Career Day
• Preparation for Employment
• Building Self-Esteem

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Non-Credit Course Registration. Pre-registration is required for non-credit courses. Registrations are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Completed non-credit registration form and payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to the start date of the class(es) in which the student intends to enroll. If paying by cash, students can register in the Frith Economic
Development Center at PHCC Main Campus, room 118 or 111. If paying by credit card, students can enroll online, or call (276) 656-0354 to register by phone. If paying by check, students can call (276) 656-0260 or email ; leave your name, mailing address, and phone number. A registration form and class information will be mailed with a return envelope.