Career Development

Getting that dream job is never easy, and first impressions are everything. Are you fully prepared for any question you might be asked at an interview? Does your resume really reflect who you are? Career Development offers a variety of courses that help you stand out from the crowd at your next job interview.

What You Will Learn

You will take courses designed to prepare you for the job search process, such as Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and Employability Lab, Career and Planning Assessment, Technology Awareness, and Economic Literacy. Through your coursework, you will also register in NCWorks.

Currently these courses are offered as part of our Accelerated Career Training, NCWorks NextGen, and Caseworker Training career training programs.

Why Choose Central Piedmont

Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness offers programs to develop students’ academic skills, earn a high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) or adult high school diploma, learn English as a second language (ESL), develop employability skills and participate in various work-based-learning experiences, or explore career and post-secondary educational opportunities. Many programs are free or at a very low cost for qualified participants. 

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Additional Information

  • Who Can Enroll

    To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older.

    You will not have to pay tuition for the Career Development program if you meet one of the following requirements:

    • currently unemployed
    • received notification of a pending layoff
    • working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
    • working and earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
  • Explore Careers

    Central Piedmont Career Coach

  • Related Programs

    • Adult High School
    • Caseworker Training: NC FAST and DSS Human Services
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • ESL Plus
    • High School Equivalency Exam (GED® or HiSET®)
    • Independence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities (I-LEAD)
    • NCWorks NextGen (Work and Learn)
    • Pathways to Careers
    • Rise 2 Work