The Office of Career and Transition Services

Serving the Community to be — Educated » Trained » Employed

The Office of Career and Transition Services (OCATS) helps people connect education and training to success in the “real world”. Career Coaches are available to guide people into a successful career path – that includes connecting job-seekers to employers and conducting workshops on resumes, interviewing, and other important work readiness skills. Contact OCATS to see if you qualify.

We offer the following services:

Career Coaches

Career Coaches

RCC Career Coaches provide one-on-one and group services to assist in career exploration and planning and/or work readiness and employment placement. Services provided include:

  • Educational Planning
  • Career Assessments: STRONGS Interest Inventory, Career Scope, Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment, Personal Career Development Profile (PCDP)
  • Assistance with admissions
  • Assistance with RCC technology: MyRCC, Alert, BlackBoard, SIS, student email and distance learning
  • Assistance with financial aid: FAFSA and scholarships
  • Referrals to other RCC or community programs: WAYS, Student Support Services, SUCCESS, VEC, Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Service Board
  • Enrollment in Virginia Workforce Connection (VaWC)- Online Jobs Portal for the Commonwealth
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Resume Development
  • Job search assistance
  • Employment placement with local and state employers
  • Follow-up services
Youth Services

Youth Services

Workforce and Youth Services (WAYS) is an eligibility based program specifically targeted for youth ages 14-24. The program focuses on low-income individuals within one or more of the following categories:

  • Deficient in basic skills
  • English Language Learner
  • School dropout
  • Homeless, runaway, or foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Offender
  • Individual with a disability
  • Individual who requires assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment

Services available are:

  • Tutoring
  • Career Pathways
  • Summer Employment
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Leadership Development
  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
  • Comprehensive Guidance
    • Career and Academic Guidance
  • Alternative Secondary Education
  • Transition to Post-Secondary Education
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Entrepreneurial Skill
  • Local Labor Market Information
  • Financial Literacy
  • Supportive Services
  • Follow-up Services
TANF Power Program

TANF Employment Advancement

The POWER (Providing Opportunities through Work, Education and Resources) Program is an eligibility-based program specifically targeted for individuals receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) through a local Department of Social Services. The program focuses on helping TANF recipients with education, training and employment readiness:

Services provided are:

  • Education Assessments
    • Abilities- GAIN/TABE
  • Career Assessments
    • VA Wizard
    • CareerScope
    • Combined Myers-Briggs/STRONG Inventory
  • Life Skills
    • Time Management
    • Budgeting
    • Study Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
  • Work Readiness
    • Job Searching
    • Resume/Cover Letter
    • Soft Skills Training
    • Social Media for Employment
  • Technology Training
    • Keyboarding
    • Applications
    • Online Learning
  • Job Placement Assistance
    • Employer Connections
    • Volunteer Opportunities
College Central Network

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Rappahannock Community College uses College Central Network as its official job resource and resume system. The site is available 24/7 to students, alumni, employers and the local community at www.collegecentral.com/rappahannock.

Students, Alumni and Community Residents

  • Quickly find and apply for local jobs and other employment related opportunities posted exclusively for you
  • Search other opportunities via Jobs Central and Intern Central, national job boards
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
  • Access our events calendar, career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos and more
  • Learn about our Workforce Connect events and career fair information along with company recruitment visits

Employers

  • Register with us to search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free