Job Readiness Boot Camp

Are you ready to polish your job skills and boost your marketability? Our Job Readiness Boot Camp can help you! It is divided into six steps that will have you career ready in just two weeks. The program is open to anyone, whether you’ve got a master’s degree and want to brush up on job skills or even if you’re an ex-offender trying ease back into society and the workforce.

Step 1: Career Readiness Pathways (2 days)

You will learn the basics of discovering your strengths and how to apply them to a career, how to dress for success, and how to ace a job interview.

Step 2: Basic Computer Skills (3 days)

You will get hands-on computer assistance that includes connecting to the internet, setting up email and social media accounts, and other useful programs.

Step 3: Resume, Cover Letter, and Technical Awareness (2 days)

You will create or update a resume and cover letter. The instructor will polish the resume and make sure you have printed copies, as well as emailed copies that can be accessed anywhere via the internet.

Step 4: Career Planning and Assessment (1 day)

Discovering the right career path becomes easier with the Myers-Briggs test, goal setting, and goal getting. You will also develop a written plan of action.

Step 5: Economic Literacy (1 day)

You will learn how to make and maintain a simple budget, build a positive credit history, save money, set financial goals, and banking basics.

Step 6: Employability Skills (1 day)

You will complete job applications, cover letters, resumes, and work with NCWorks career advisors. You will also tour our New Bern campus, Volt Center campus, and worksites and meet with hiring managers.

The boot camp is a collaborative training effort with Religious Community Services (RCS) of New Bern and the Craven-Pamlico Re-entry Council. Participants will be registered Craven CC students, earn continuing education units, and have their program participation reflected on continuing education transcripts.

You can register and attend class at the RCS Annex building (503 Guion Street, New Bern). The location is a CARTS stop, and a meal is provided at the RCS Kitchen. Additional classes are held at West Craven VFW 11119 (102 1st Avenue, Vanceboro).

2023 Workshop Dates

The following Job Readiness Boot Camp Workshops take place at RCS of New Bern at 503 Guion Street. Please note that dates are subject to change. To register, contact Melina Becton Powe at 252-633-2767 ext. 202 or

  • January 9-20
  • February 6-17
  • March 6-17
  • April 3-14
  • May 8-19
  • June 5-16
  • July 10-21
  • August 7-18
  • September 11-22
  • October 9-20
  • November 6-17
  • December 4-15

Available Classes

There are currently no available classes.

Scholarship Opportunities

If you're unemployed, underemployed, or justice involved, you may qualify for Building Bridges, a partnership between Craven Community College and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Supported certification programs are Forklift and Truck Driver Training (CDL). Get more information.

Contact Information

Human Resource Development
252-633-2767, Ext. 202

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