Don't forget that the North Carolina Department of Commerce valuable resources for connecting residents with the tools to prepare for and find employment opportunities. Make training part of your #jobsearch process!
While you are looking for a job don't forget that you have an opportunity to use this time to pick up highly valuable training certifications. "Up-skilled" workers qualify for higher wages and growth opportunities. Specialized training certifications – like welding – or exposure to industries through internships or apprenticeships can help get workers "up-skilled."
For anyone living in Upstate SC check out these programs: Apprenticeship Carolina, a division of the South Carolina Technical College System, provides employers with consultation services to set up paid apprenticeship programs for high school and college students as well as adults. Many Greenville-area companies like Michelin, ReWa and Charter Communications offer apprenticeships.
LaunchGVL is a partnership between the chamber and Greenville County School District. It places high school juniors and seniors in paid internships with local companies. Students can find internships in communications, manufacturing, business and more.
Workforce Pathway Grants are state-funded scholarships for workers to take continuing education courses. Greenville Technical College offers courses in manufacturing, environmental safety, healthcare and quality management.
According to [this article] (https://www.nhbr.com/it-job-listings-in-new-hampshire-record-big-jump-in-february/) NH and MA lead the nation in IT jobs growth and the IT sector still has strong growth despite #Coronavirus. Consider some training to make you more marketable in the IT space.
Skilling up is good for your well being, and can increase happiness on the job according to this Fast Company article.
Would you be interested in skills training? Remember that Jobcasers can access a full month of Skillshare premium for free online up skilling!
You may find some extra time where you would typically be out and about. Using this to either pick up a new or brush up on an old language is a way to add some personal skills that could not only benefit you personally but also be appealing on a resume. Apps/ websites like Duolinga are free tools to help learn languages. https://www.duolingo.com/ #onlinetraining