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“Floyd County Back to Work Boot Camp” Class to Be Offered

CHARLES CITY – Charles City Area Development Corporation and NIACC Adult Literacy are partnering to offer residents 17 and older in Floyd County an opportunity to increase their skills to become more employable.

Participants will learn interview techniques, soft skills, build a resume, and have the opportunity to learn the KeyTrain curriculum and take the National Career Readiness (NCR) assessment. Boot Camp will enhance workplace skills and give an “edge” to participants in obtaining employment or advancing with their current employer.

The program is free to participants.  A Staples Foundation Grant to NIACC pays for instruction, materials, KeyTrain curriculum and the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment.

Floyd County Back to Work Boot Camp classes begin October 3 and continue for four consecutive Wednesdays in October and conclude with one session in November. Boot Camp will be held at the Charles City NIACC Center and at the Charles City Middle School computer lab.   Class times vary depending on the session being offered.  Please see the schedule below.

October 3, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Orientation: Participants will learn or improve interview techniques and soft skills.

October 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Resume Building: Participants will learn how to write and build their own resume.

October 17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – KeyTrain: Part of WorkKeys, KeyTrain is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, online curriculum for improving basic skills needed in the workplace.  Participants work with their instructor to develop skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

October 24, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. – NCRC Assessment and Results: The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an assessment-based credential that measures skills critical to on-the-job success.  The NCRC gives employers and career seekers a uniform, standard, objective measure of key workplace skills.

November 7, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Conclusion.

Boot Camp participant numbers are limited so please reserve your seat today by contacting Tim Fox, Charles City Economic Developer at 641.228.3020; tfox@charlescityia.com  or Mary Schultz, Adult Literacy Coordinator at 641.422.4176; schulmar@niacc.edu

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