Accelerated Career Training Program Schedule and Deadlines

Class Schedule

ProgramCourse InfoStart DateEnd DateClass ScheduleCampus/Location

EKG Technician (12 weeks)

20 students selected

HEA 7315

May 21 August 8

Days: Tue

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(additional online portion required)

Working Smart Class*:

Days: Thu

Time: 9 a.m - 1 p.m.


Early Childhood (10 weeks)

10 students selected

EDU 119

May 21 July 16

Days: Tue

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.

Working Smart Class*:



CDL/Truck Driving(9 weeks)

8 students selected

AUX 7200-08

April 29 July 8

Days: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu

Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Working Smart Class*:

May 6 - June 17

Days: Mon/Wed

Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Culinary Apprentice (10 weeks)

HOS 7300

May 20 July 1

Days: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Working Smart Class*:


4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Construction Basics (7 weeks)

Goodwill’s freeConstruction Basics Training program assists individuals in quickly developing the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a position in the construction industry. Training topics include construction math, blueprint reading, hand and power tool use, material handling, safety and more. The program is taught by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified instructors and is offered in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College. All training is free of charge for Goodwill clients.

An orientation is held April 30th.

May 22 July 10

Days: Tue/Wed/Thu

Time: 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

(Two additional classes will also be held on two Saturdays to be determined from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center

*Working Smart Class times are tentative and subject to change. By participating in an ACT program you are required to attend Working Smart classes. The Working Smart course supports your ACT program course by focusing on helping you master the skills that employers believe are critical to job success and on increasing your chances for employment and promotion. The Working Smart Course will cover resume development, interview preparation, and job search techniques. The Working Smart course will also give you personalized help during your program to support your day-to-day life challenges and ensure that you are successful in completing your courses. Working Smart is recognized and valued by Mecklenburg County employers. If you have previously completed the Working Smart course and have a certificate, you will not need to complete the course again. Please provide us with a copy of your Working Smart Certificate to fulfill this requirement.

Application Deadlines

Nursing Assistant July 15
Early Childhood April 1
EKG Technician April 1
CDL/Truck Driving April 1
Culinary Apprentice Certificate April 1
Customer Service May 1
Construction Basics Interview Deadline: April 25
HVAC July 15
Phlebotomy July 15
Information Technology Fundamentals July 15