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Features SCC offering ‘employability’ labs

For those who are unemployed and could benefit from improving their job search skills, Southwestern Community College offers “employability” labs in Jackson County on the Jackson Campus in Oaks Hall, Room 104 Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in Macon County at the Macon Annex Room 104 Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“With today's new and rapidly changing technology and competitive job market it is important to make yourself stand out,” said Darlene Anderson, Educational Opportunities Director. “The job of finding a job requires many of the same qualifications it takes once you are hired. The Employability Lab helps you determine the qualities that make you most marketable to prospective employers, helps you get that interview, and then win the job.”

The program is structured on an open-entry, open-exit basis to meet the customized needs of the participants, is self-paced, and provides lecture as well as individual attention. During the lab, participants assess and identify job interest, learn advanced job search techniques, learn how to keep their resume out of the trash, develop interviewing skills, discover the importance of social media and networking, earn their Career Readiness Certificate, learn basic computer skills for the workplace and much more. The course is offered at no charge to the unemployed or underemployed. Call or email and find out about classes being offered within the labs: Rita Gregory, (828)306-7020 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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