CPCC Bond Request
A Good Investment. A Great Return.
Mecklenburg County residents will have the opportunity to support Central Piedmont Community College on Nov. 5. A $210 million bond referendum will be on the election ballot to help CPCC renovate existing facilities and build new classrooms and labs. These capital projects will help CPCC strengthen current programs and develop new ones to train Mecklenburg County residents for the jobs of today and the future.
CPCC is one of the largest colleges in the Carolinas, serving approximately 70,000 persons a year and offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg residents, business and industry.
CPCC’s enrollment has grown 37 percent since 2006, and classroom and lab space has gotten tight. North Carolina has set a standard of 100-square-feet of instructional space per full-time student. CPCC currently has only 58-square-feet of instructional space per full-time student.
CPCC needs to renovate a number of existing facilities and construct new classrooms and labs to ensure it can offer the health care, advanced manufacturing and other high-tech job-training programs Mecklenburg County residents and industries will demand in the coming years.