New computers and software help Wayne County residents search for jobs

Posted June 18, 2009 5:20 p.m. EDT

— Wayne County Library is helping residents find jobs. In partnership with Wayne Community College, WORKS, and the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board Inc., the library is providing access to career readiness tutorials every Monday night in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m.

The library recently acquired 10 laptops and installed WIN Courseware to help people prepare for Career Readiness Certificate testing.

“This is a preparation course where people can come in and practice for free, at their own pace,” Matt Bolen, supervisor of the reference department, said in a news release. “However, though we do not require an appointment – we recommend it. Otherwise people might come in and a computer would not be available.”

Residents are not required to have a library card to use the resource and the courseware is available in Spanish. The program will run through the summer.

For more information or to sign up, call the library’s reference desk at 919-735-1824, ext. 5100.