student receiving assistance from Human resources

Job Preparedness (HRD)

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

HRD Services

HRD Staff

Gea Skeens
Coordinator, HRD
828.398.7334
dottylskeens@abtech.edu

Michael Carter
Education Navigator
828.250.5113
michaelpcarter@abtech.edu

Joan Gilmore
Administrative Assistant, HRD
828.398.333
joanlgilmore@abtech.edu
Marie Eller
WIOA Case Manager
828.398.7833
sylviameller@abtech.edu

Fax: 828.281.9724


For additional information, call 828-398-7333 or e-mail joanlgilmore@abtech.edu.