Career Development (formerly HRD)

The Career Development (formerly HRD) Program at CPCC offers Career Readiness Certificate preparation classes (Employability Skills Lab) on Central Campus and at Charlotte Works. Students will have access to KeyTrain software to help prepare for the exam.

Class participants may also be eligible for scholarships to cover the cost of WorkKeys assessments for the CRC. Read more about the CRC here.

2017 classes are open enrollment and available now at NCWorks Career Centers and CPCC Central Campus. Select and visit the site that is convenient for you, no pre-registration required.

HRD Classes/Lab Available at the following locations

Charlotte Works Executive Drive Career Center

5601 Executive Center Dr.

January - May 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am - 2:00pm

CPCC Central Campus

1412 East 4th St, Education Center, room 132

January - May 2017

Wednesdays 1:15pm - 4:15pm

2017 Classes (please attend any day of the class to register and get started)

CRC Preparation and Employability Lab, HRD 8201

This course will cover developing a resume, interview preparation, submitting applications and job search strategies. Students will learn the components of an effective resume, including organization and formatting and how to customize their own resumes to convey greater confidence. Learners will also gain life skills and develop a positive self-concept that will enhance their employability and job performance, including the opportunity for a professional dress outfitting. All learners will also register for NC Works and can prepare and practice for the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) using KeyTrain software

Enrollment is tuition-free if the participant qualifies for at least one of the following items:

  • I am currently unemployed
  • I have received notification of a pending layoff
  • I am working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
  • I am working and earn wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines.

EITC and 200% poverty guidelines can be found here.

Participants will complete an in class registration form and tuition waiver on the first day of class. If you have additional questions contact Sheena Ashley, HRD Director, at or 704-330-2722 x3885


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