Rapid Response Efforts

How RCCC Serves Dislocated Workers

Through unprecedented levels of partnership, joint-vision building and planning, mobilization of resources and a lot of hard work, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) has become a leader in assisting dislocated workers in our area. During plant closings such as Pillowtex and Philip Morris USA, RCCC’s innovative quick thinking provided new models for Rapid Response preparation and delivery that helped workers find new jobs.  RCCC’s efforts were recognized in 2005 when it was selected by the United States Department of Labor for Best Practices for Special Populations in the Workforce.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College established an adult career development center in 2007 called the R3 (R cubed) Center.  The three R’s in the name of the center stand for Refocus, Retrain, and Re-employ.  Partnered with the Rowan and Cabarrus County JobLink Career Centers, R3 provides free services to clients who are unemployed or underemployed and are registered with the Employment Security Commission (ESC).

The Center also helps in preparing and connecting clients with training and employment opportunities at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and other job opportunities in the surrounding region.