Southwestern Community College and Macon County JobLink Career Center have joined forces to provide a “one-stop shop” for people looking for a job and want to enhance their career skills.
The new initiative will enhance the region’s ability to develop a better-prepared workforce, said SCC President Don Tomas. “This will benefit not only job seekers, but businesses and the community at large,” he said.
Skills could be as basic as how to search for a job, write a resume, complete an application or dress for an interview.
“We’ll assess their skills, and if they need help in basic skills, math, writing, reading, computers, or need to complete their high school diploma, we’ll direct them to individualized assistance and classes at one of many convenient community locations,” said Darlene Anderson, SCC’s educational opportunities director. The support is one-on-one, self-paced and tailored to each individual.
The career center is located at 427 Harrison Avenue in downtown Franklin.