Workforce Employability Lab Program

Human Resource Development

Workforce Employability Lab

The Craven Community College’s Workforce Employability Lab provides training people need for today’s workforce environment.

These skills include communications, computer and financial literacy, problem solving, positive attitudes and behaviors, adaptability, and the ability to work with others. Program participants will be encouraged to participate in the ACT WorkKeys® program to earn Career Readiness Certification (CRC), recognized nationwide by employers.

Activities offered within the Employability Lab program allows participants to assess themselves against employment standards of reading, mathematics and writing; to develop career goals and identify employment opportunities matching the skill levels. One-on-one assistance is available as needed.

The Lab is located in the Business, Industry and Technology Building on the New Bern campus.

It is open Monday - Thursday afternoons from 1 – 4 p.m., the program format is open-enrollment.

Registration fee is $175 plus a $5 tech fee; however, Human Resource Development courses are free to qualified participants who are unemployed, have been notified of a pending lay-off, or are underemployed. Underemployed persons are those working part-time and/ or those eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

Program Learning Outcomes

Persons completing the program can:

  • Interpret basic reading, math, and writing skill levels
  • Use skill assessment results to assess employment options
  • Apply critical skills principles to work and family responsibilities
  • Use problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Develop strategies and procedures to prepare for a job interview
  • Deal with questions asked or answers given in a job interview
  • Demonstrate appropriate grooming and attire for a job interview
  • Demonstrate appropriate attitude and communication during interview
  • Possess a Career Readiness Certificate

Contact Information

George T. Kramer, PhD
Workforce Development Coordinator
Workforce Development Learning Center
Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
Phone: 252-638-7289
Fax: 252-672-4699
Email: kramerg@cravencc.edu