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CCWVa to Offer Free Career Readiness Course in Huntington

Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will offer a free 6-week career readiness course at its Center for Community Learning and Advancement (CCLA) in Huntington. The course will begin August 13 and is available for adults ages 18 years and over.

“We want to provide adult learners with what they need to succeed in the workplace,” said Megan Shoub, CCLA Adult Education Instructor.

CCLA Adult Education Instructor Megan Shoub meets with an adult learner to help him set educational goals

Shoub said the new free 6-week course will allow those in the tristate area to gain skills that will help them both in the hiring process and on the job.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning August 13.

Participants will discover in-demand job opportunities and learn to improve interview techniques, computer applications, math and writing skills, customer service skills and ethics.

Those who enroll will also earn three career certifications and complete the course with a professional resume and portfolio to share with potential employers.

“Learners will graduate from the course with an updated professional resume, certificates in customer service and work ethic principles, and a broader knowledge of the career options available to them,” Shoub said.

Shoub said there are also options to pursue more certifications in customer service and digital skills.  The course is open to anyone in the tristate area.

“Anyone who is interested in brushing up on their work readiness skills is welcome to enroll, whether they are currently employed or looking for a job,” said Shoub.

The CCLA in Huntington provides work readiness and educational services to adult learners in the tristate area

The CCLA is one of CCWVa’s adult education centers in West Virginia, and it also provides high school equivalency preparation, educational services, basic skills development classes and case management services.

Through the CCLA and other programs, CCWVa provides caring and compassionate services to people in need throughout West Virginia and works toward lasting and meaningful change in the state.

The 6-week career readiness course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon at the CCLA at 901 5th Avenue in Huntington. The course will begin August 13. Interested adults should register by August 10 by calling 304.650.3514.

For more information about the career readiness course or any others, call the CCLA at 304.650.3514 or email Megan Shoub at

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