12 in 6 initiative
Recently, the North Carolina “JobsNOW 12-in-6 Program” was
introduced. HCC plans to participate in JobsNOW starting in August.
JobsNOW is an initiative requested by the N.C. Governor Beverly
Perdue, developed by North Carolina Community Colleges and funded by
federal stimulus dollars through the Division of Workforce
Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce, in response to the
need to quickly train workers to re-enter the job market in fields
that are in-demand locally and across the state.
The JobsNOW initiative uses a “12-in-6” approach, initially
targeting 12 occupational areas a worker can be trained in from one
week to six months. HCC is eligible to receive monies to develop
12-in-6 training programs and hire instructors to teach the classes
starting in August. Courses will include:
• Nursing Assistant I & II
• Healthcare Billing & Coding
• Office Administration
• Industrial Maintenance
Those who are unemployed and under-employed are eligible to apply.
Applications must be completed and submitted through HCC’s JobLink
In addition to receiving the job skills necessary to enter a new
career, those completing the program will receive the Career
Readiness Certification (CRC). The CRC is a national program that
helps job applicants show proof of their basic skills to employers.
The certificate is a portable credential, allowing job searchers to
use it anywhere in the United States to demonstrate their competence
in key foundational skills. HCC offers CRC classes throughout the
year. Some persons, based on employment status and income, are able
to complete the CRC program free of charge.
For more information about the 12-in-6 program, contact John Foriest
at (252) 536-7280.