Accelerated Career Training (ACT)

Step Up from a Job to a Career with Accelerated Career Training

The Accelerate Career (ACT) Program offers opportunities to attain meaningful employment for individuals in the Charlotte region who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or limited to low-wage jobs.

Get free job training fast in these high-growth career paths:

  • Culinary Apprentice Certificate
  • Call center/customer service representative
  • Early childhood teacher
  • Information technology
  • Healthcare — Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician
  • Entry-level construction in partnership with Goodwill Industries
  • Transportation/commercial driver's license
  • Heating/ventilation/air conditioning

    Background checks and drug screening are not required for all ACT Program participation but may be required for future employment.

    What you can expect:

    • Access to a personalized Career Success Coach who will help you decide on your career path.
    • Personalized help during your program to support your day-to-day life challenges.

    A printable version of this information is available via this PDF document about the ACT Program.

      Begin Your Career Now

      How Do I Get Started?

      Please note that submitting an application and attending an information session DOES NOT guarantee your admittance to the ACT Program. The selection process begins the following week after the application deadlines for each program. Selected students will be notified via phone or email.


      For questions about the ACT program, please contact a staff member:

      Samantha Smith, Program Coordinator
      704-330-2722 ext. 3817