student receiving assistance from Human resources

Human Resources Development

The Human Resources Development (HRD) program provides short-term pre-vocational training and counseling designed to help unemployed and underemployed adults successfully enter the work force with additional education.  There are Fee Waiver Guidelines for our HRD classes and a printable HRD Student Registration.

Instruction focuses on the following topics:

  • Career assessment/planning
  • Development of a positive self-concept
  • Development of employability skills
  • Development of communication skills
  • Development of problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace

Additional HRD Services

HRD Staff

Gea Skeens
Coordinator, HRD

Michael Carter
Education Navigator

Joan Gilmore
Administrative Assistant, HRD
Marie Eller
WIOA Case Manager

Fax: 828.281.9724

For additional information, call 828-398-7333 or e-mail