R3 Center Announces May 2013 Workshops



KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resume clinics in May for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.

Each Wednesday in May, the R3 Center will have “R3 Clinics” available at the NC Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions/JobLink Career Centers in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties. The clinics will feature New Client Launch Appointments, Resume Screening, Career Coaching and R3 Workshops. Clients wanting to attend an R3 Clinic are asked to call 704-216-3664 to schedule an appointment.

“Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the R3 Center are committed to helping those who are unemployed or under-employed,” said Keri Allman, director of the R3 Center. “The mobile clinics give us the opportunity to reach potential clients in more locations and provide more service.”

The clinics are designed to be quick and informative. For over six years the R3 Center has provided advanced career services to job seekers. These mobile R3 Clinics are a great way to meet new clients and work closer with JobLink partners.

Salisbury Location:

DWS / JobLink Center

1904 South Main Street

Salisbury, NC 28144


Concord Location:

DWS / JobLink Center

2275 Kannapolis Hwy.

Concord, NC 28027

 For those looking to attend workshops onsite at the R3 Career Center, services are offered at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis. The R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed.

The center’s mission is built on three Rs – a refocus on individual skills and interests, retraining and further education, and partnering with other workforce development agencies to secure career-oriented re-employment.

The center’s May schedule of workshops includes the following sessions. Due to the popularity of its free sessions, the R3 Center strongly encourages clients to call in advance to reserve a place (704-216-7201).

New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services. New Client Launch appointments are available Monday-Friday and can be made by calling 704-216-7201.

The calendar also includes the following workshops:

  • Identifying Your Career Options – 9 a.m. on May 3 and 21; and 6 p.m. on May 14;
  • Interview Techniques – 9 a.m. on May 6; and 6 p.m. on May 28;
  • Networking Methods – 2 p.m. on May16;
  • Stand Out from the Competition – 9 a.m. on May 10; and 2 p.m. on May 30;
  • Looking for Work at 50+ – 6 p.m. on May 7; and 9 a.m. on May 20;
  • Looking for Work with a Criminal Record – 2 p.m. on May 9;
  • Letter Writing for the Job Seeker – 2 p.m. on May 23;
  • Online Job Hunting – 9 a.m. on May 17;
  • Careers in Fiber Optics – 11 a.m. on May 6;
  • Careers in Robotics – 2 p.m. on May 6.

The R3 Center also will offer multiple resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for:

  • 9 a.m. May 7 and 13;
  • 2 p.m. May 2;
  • 6 p.m. May 21.

The R3 Center helps adult workers assess their skills, aptitudes, training and academic credentials, and future career interests to develop an action plan for career growth. All R3 Center services are provided free-of-charge. The center’s normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The R3 Center partners with other workforce development agencies, including the Centralina Workforce Development Board, JobLink Career Centers of Cabarrus and Rowan counties, N.C. Department of Commerce- Division of Workforce Solutions, and other area community colleges.

For more information about the R3 Center and its services and programs, please call 704-216-7201, or visit the center’s website at www.rccc.edu/r3/

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