CFCC launches JobsNOW program

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Community College began its new JobsNOW program this week.

The program was created by Governor Bev Perdue in an effort to offer short-term training of workers for eligible jobs in the current economy.

Community colleges statewide have identified occupations which are favorable in their regions and have developed specific career training programs for those jobs.

Funded through a $300,000 grant, CFCC is offering five JobsNOW career training programs in the following areas:

  • behavioral health technician
  • food service worker/cook
  • nurse assistant
  • sales & customer service
  • truck driver

All JobsNOW career training programs can be completed in 6 months or less, so that students can quickly re-enter the workforce.

The first classes for the food service worker/cook program start on Monday, Sept. 21. Classes are held at CFCC North Campus and at the downtown Wilmington Campus.

The first classes in sales and customer service program starts on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Classes are held at the Good Shepherd Center and the CFCC's Wilmington Campus.

In addition to completing all classes in the program, students must also complete a course in Employability Skills and earn a bronze level Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

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