HCC’s West Waynesville Campus to Offer Two New Programs

By Haywood Community College | Mar 19, 2013

Haywood Community College’s West Waynesville Campus Career Connections Center announces two new programs to prepare job-seekers for jobs that are available: CareWorks for in-home care and Hospitality Certification for area hotel, resort, and restaurant positions.

Hospitality Training

Jobs are available every spring in the Hospitality Industry of Western North Carolina but competition for those jobs is fierce. Want an advantage? Attend HCC’s one week certificate class in Hospitality Skills.

This Hospitality class will give attendees: the basic skills needed for wait-staff, housekeeping and front office jobs; practice in the key skills of friendliness, helpfulness, and problem solving; and access to get Serve-Safe certification now required of every food establishment in North Carolina (this is a valuable credential to have when interviewing).

Participants will receive the “inside scoop” on getting hired and staying hired from a qualified instructor from one of the biggest hospitality employers in Western North Carolina. Another exclusive advantage from HCC’s Hospitality Certificate Program will be direct access to local hospitality employers where they will come interview students with their new Hospitality Certificates during the college’s Hire Haywood Job Fair on April 12th.

This class will be held at the HCC West Waynesville Campus, across from the Super Wal-Mart.  The Hospitality Certificate Program is a 40 hour course which will be held April 8 through 12, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Register now by contacting the HCC West Waynesville Campus Career Connections Center at  (828) 246-9233 or (828) 564-5093.

Hospitality employers interested in interviewing these qualified graduates at the Hospitality Reverse Job Fair should contact Rachael Clark at rlclark@haywood.edu to be added to our list of Employers.


Job-seekers who wish to provide in-home care for seniors and disabled clients can earn the new CareWorks certificate at HCC’s West Waynesville Campus this spring.

Many in-home care job opportunities do not require Certified Nursing Assistant training. According to Adam Kessler,  Manager of BAYADA Home Health Care, “The CareWorks class falls right in line with our mission at BAYADA Home Health Care: to help people live at home with comfort, independence, and dignity. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful program.”

CareWorks, a 36-hour class, gives participants skills in Health Care Professional Development such as the nature of aging, recognizing dementia and cognitive impairment, sensitivity training for the aging, personal care, medication administration, assistive technology (transferring), infection control, professional ethics, CPR, airway obstruction removal, legal and safety issues, and HIPPA privacy rules.

In addition, participants will learn individual skills in the legal aspects of working in a patient’s home, communication, individual learning styles, personality assessment, and how to run your business as an entrepreneur.

"In-home caregivers allow people to remain independent for as long as possible,” said Johanna Stebbins, Branch Manager at ResCare HomeCare in Asheville, North Carolina. “It’s vital to our communities that our direct support professionals have the opportunity to develop their skills. The class being offered by CareWorks helps train caregivers to provide high quality support for the growing number of people we serve."

HCC instructors and other care professionals from businesses and community organizations will instruct this class. To register or for more information, call Rachael Clark at (828) 564-5093.