NCWorks Career Centers are user-friendly facilities located throughout North Carolina. They provide job seekers, those seeking training, and employers access to career training and job placement services while also serving as the connection between employers and qualified workers. Southeastern Community College hosts the Columbus County NCWorks Career Center.
In a NCWorks Career Center, customers come first. By offering a wide range of service options, from self-service to full-service, NCWorks Career Centers offer comprehensive training and employment services to the community, all under one roof.
Students and job seekers have access to the Career Resource Room for extensive career exploration, online job applications and assistance with job search efforts. Customers also have access to representatives of several partner agencies and groups. The Columbus County NCWorks Career Center is chartered by the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board and the N.C. Division of Workforce Development.
Free services available include career and personal assessments, employment readiness preparation, short-term skills training, job placement assistance, résumé preparation and career counseling. Additional services include:
Identify skills training, education needed for employment in the local labor market.
Connect to the classes needed to get your high school diploma.
Learn about training assistance available for adults, dislocated workers and out-of-school youth.
Employers list jobs directly with us.
Explore your career options in the current labor market.
Classes to help individuals manage personal barriers to employment and find and keep jobs.
Referrals to specific training programs available for the local labor market.
Prepare a professional résumé through available software, workshops or staff assistance.
Evaluate your employment abilities, interests and basic skills.
Help individuals find assistance with childcare, transportation, family problems or other challenges that could affect their success in a job.
Receive assistance filing unemployment claims.
Businesses can access applicant résumé and referrals, review labor market information and on-the-job training programs, receive prescreened applications, utilize space for interviewing job applicants and receive employment and training services customized to their needs. Additional services for employers include:
Training can be provided for prospective or current employees.
Receive incentives for training eligible new employees.
Help your dislocated employees find their next job or training.
Receive assistance with specialized hiring efforts, and get connected with qualified people looking for new employment opportunities.
Develop plans to keep your employees.
Post your job openings with us.
Contact us for confidential consultations.
Get access to the latest information about industries, training programs and labor trends.
Have your applicants screened and interviewed by our qualified staff.
Applicants or current employees can receive skills testing.
Learn about programs that can help you with your hiring needs.
On-site literacy programs help your employees improve their skills without missing work.
Provide internship or apprenticeship opportunities for young people in our region.