Educational Career Center Services

The goals of the Educational Career Center are to:

  • Enhance and develop students’ job searching skills
  • Enhance and develop the students’ employability skills
  • Develop and promote the individual’s career success and economic self-sufficiency

There is no charge for Educational Career Center courses if you are unemployed, have been given notice of a layoff, or meet income criteria PDF icon.

You can register for Educational Career Center courses at Forsyth Tech’s West Campus (1300 Bolton Street, Winston Salem).


Skills Assessment – Career Readiness Certificate

The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) PDF icon is a test-based credential that tells employers that you have workplace-ready skills in three key areas. The CRC is a nationally recognized, EEOC-compliant industry-driven system of job profiling and assessment based on the WorkKeys™ testing program. There are no classes to attend, no books to buy and no homework to do. You simply take three tests — Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. CRC testing is conducted at Forsyth Tech’s West Campus (1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem). The cost of the CRC testing is $30. For more information, call 336.734.7772.


Need job counseling? Trying to find a new job?

The Forsyth Tech JobLink Employability Labs in Forsyth and Stokes Counties offer many resources for those seeking a job, a better job or a new career. These services are free to the unemployed or underemployed.


The instructors at the JobLink Employability Labs can help you with:

  • Adult High School (AHS)
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • English as Second Language (ESL)
  • Employment Skills Classes
  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
  • Back to Work Programs
  • Academic programs (over 180 degree, diploma and certificate pathways)


Our instructors can also offer:

  • Career and educational advising, assessments and planning
  • Resume development, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and networking
  • Internet access and help setting up e-mail accounts to assist in your job search
  • Information and assistance for college application and financial aid


Forsyth Tech JobLink Employability Lab Locations:

Forsyth Tech West Campus Employability Lab
1300 Bolton St.
Winston-Salem, NC  27103

Goodwill Industries of NW NC Employability Lab
2701 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27105
336.724.3625 ext. 1330 

Winston-Salem Urban League Employability Lab
201 W. 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
336.725.5614 ext. 3010 

Goodwill Industries of NW NC Employability Lab (The ROC)
2760 Peters Creek Parkway, Suite B
Winston-Salem, NC  27127

REACT Center Employability Lab
450 W. Hanes Mill Rd., Suite 201
Winston-Salem, NC  27105

King Public Library Employability Lab
101 Pilot View Drive
King, NC  27021