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Workforce Development

Human Resources Development (HRD)

How can CVCC’s Human Resources Development (HRD) Department help me?

What HRD can help you with:

  • Create a resume
  • Gain new skills
  • Find a job
  • Interview techniques
  • Keep a job
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Money management
  • Computer skills

Program services are designed to prepare participants to enter the labor market, to be successful on the job and to be economically self-sufficient.  Program services are provided through classroom activities, field trips, and guest speakers.

Registration Information
Registration fee waivers are available to individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements.  This program has been successfully used by persons looking for work after being laid off due to a plant closing, and for persons changing careers.  Note: Class schedules are subject to change.

If you or someone you know who is unemployed or needs help to get a job with more responsibility and higher pay, please refer them to the CVCC Human Resources Development Program.  Please contact Joyce Watson, HRD Director, call: (828) 327-7000, extension 4370, or e-mail:

Eligibility Requirements for Waivers

The above classes are NO COST for individuals who meet ONE of the conditions below:

  • Unemployed
  • Received notice of pending layoff
  • Working and eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Working and earning at/below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.22.2016: Content Editor