• Geared Up For Success Career Counseling


    These organizations can help you decide what career to choose. Please take the time to utilize these FREE resources so that you make the best career choice. 

    The N.C. Department of Commerce Local Employment Services Office assists individuals in getting the services and training they need to get back to work. DWS is actively working with state and local business partners to coordinate services and create opportunities for job seekers needing assistance. More specifically, the Department’s local workforce offices are ready to assist individuals who need help getting back to work and finding the training they need. These offices provide the following services:• free computer and internet access • help with resume preparation • information on the job market• help searching for a job and Direct Job Referrals• career guidance and assessment• information on training and education programs • access to training classes, workshops, and resources for training • programs and information for veterans returning to the workforce • referrals to other state and local organizations that can help For more information, visit: http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce  

    Goodwill’s Career Connections Centers offer free, personalized services to aid in your job search. Services include resume/cover letter/application assistance, skills assessment, career counseling, access to computers and high-speed internet, help with interviewing skills and placement services. Hours are Monday 8-5 p.m. Call for more information 704-638-6434, http://www.goodwillnwnc.org/training.cfm

     Rowan Salisbury High School Career Development Counselors-The Rowan-Salisbury School System promotes “Career Exploration” by employing a Career Development Counselors (CDC) at each high school.  These nationally career certified counselors work with students at the middle and high school levels.  The CDC places special emphasis on creating a career plan, investigating career interest and coordinating of workforce development contacts for the students they work with. Please contact the CDC at the high school near you for assistance with developing your career interest. 704-630-6035, www.rss.k12.nc.us
    Carson High School- 704-855-7297
    East Rowan High School- 704-279-5232
    Henderson High School- 704-639-3134
    North Rowan High School- 704-636-4420
    Salisbury High School- 704-636-1221
    South Rowan High School- 704-857-1161
    West Rowan High School- 704-278-9233

    Rowan- Cabarrus Community College (RCCC)-RCCC has Career Counselors to help you with your education needs to ensure you have the skills to enter the workforce. Call 704-216-3628, www.rccc.edu/careerservices/  

    RCCC's R3 Center is an adult (18 years+) career development center and is located in downtown Kannapolis. R3 re-focuses, re-trains and re-employs people who are under or unemployed by assessing and profiling skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, identifying future career interests and mapping out a plan for career growth. R3 sponsors an ongoing selection of workshops, seminars and individual counseling as part of their career development services. All R3 Center services are free of charge. Call 704-216-7201, www.rccc.edu/r3/