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“Working Smart” in the Community

A class comprised of employees from Home Instead recently completed the Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success curriculum taught by Wilkes Community College instructor Robin Keller. With a goal of developing a pathway into a health services career, the Working Smart curriculum was incorporated into the Personal Care Assistant program.  The class, comprised of 16 lessons developed in response to employer demands, covers topics such as self-awareness, self-management, work ethics, communication and problem solving skills. Keller reported that Home Instead saw the benefits of the class which completed November 20th, and plans to use it again.

Upon completion of the Working Smart class, certificates are issued by the High Country Workforce Development Board. During the past year nearly 50 individuals have completed the Working Smart curriculum. For additional information regarding training opportunities or Working Smart, contact Wilkes Community College, Workforce Development & Community Education or College Readiness programs.

Pictured: Jayne McGuire, Aimee Miller, Tianna Adams, Sally Denny, Amy Shriner, Jodi Owens, Dioné Jelonek, Charles Layne, Taylor Sturdivant,  Kayla Petraska, Maria Greene, and instructor Robin Keller.