Rise To Work

 

 

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CPCC offers Rise 2 Work, a new program for qualifying Mecklenburg County residents who are Food and Nutrition services (EBT) eligible.

Are you unemployed or underemployed?

Do you want a better job, career and life?

Do you need additional training, certifications or degrees?

Rise2Work IS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU!!!

The College and Career Readiness Department at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has launched Rise 2 Work, a Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services program that seeks to connect low-income residents with the education and training opportunities they need to secure a better-paying job or family-sustaining career.

Rise 2 Work is a grant-funded program that is available to individuals enrolled in Mecklenburg County’s Food & Nutrition Services Employment and Training Program who want to increase their skills, earn new credentials, boost their career possibilities and contribute to their family’s financial well-being. To be eligible, residents must qualify to receive SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps assistance and be able to work.

Students in this program can receive:

  • Scholarships to college
  • Training and certifications for in-demand jobs
  • Advising and career coaching
  • Education Navigator assistance to help you plan your career path
  • Support Services and transportation assistance

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Must be receiving or eligible to receive Food and Nutrition Services (EBT) in Mecklenburg County
  • Age 18-59
  • Must be able to work
  • Cannot be receiving Work First or Refugee Employment Services
  • Cannot incur a cost for child care to participate

How do I get started?

  • Attend an information session or Contact an Education Navigator
  • Information sessions are held every Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Central Piedmont Community College, Education Center (1412 E. 4th Street, Charlotte).
  • For general questions about the Rise2Work program contact an Education Navigator or fill out this form and we will contact you.:

Chasity Gardner, chasity.gardner@cpcc.edu, 704.330.2722 X 3139

Eric Hill, eric.hill@cpcc.edu, 704.330.2722, X 3077

Learn more about in demand jobs, continuing education courses and certificates here:

https://www.cpcc.edu/cce/job-and-career-enhancement/certifications/jobs-in-demand

See a list of college programs offered at CPCC here: http://www.cpcc.edu/programs/ or here: http://catalog.cpcc.edu/programsofstudy/