Accelerated Career Training

Live in the Charlotte region? Unemployed, underemployed, or limited to low-wage jobs? Step up from a job to a career.

Accelerated Career Training

  • Focused
    We offer options that will give you the skills you need for a specific job.
  • Fast
    Complete your program in 9–16 weeks and start your new career.
  • Free
    These free job training programs cover all required costs including tuition, books, fees, and services.

The Accelerated Career Training candidate 

  • lives in the Charlotte area and is unemployed or underemployed
  • wants to complete training to improve their economic status 
  • actively seeks employment and/or career growth
  • is able to adapt and commit to scheduled classes and is highly motivated

What you can expect

Attain meaningful employment through fast job training in high-growth career paths. Accelerated Career Training provides you with the following: 

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

Working Smart Classes

Students who participate in the Accelerated Career Training program are also required to attend Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success classes. The Working Smart course helps you master the soft skills that are critical to increasing your chances for employment, career success, and promotion. Working Smart is recognized and valued by Mecklenburg County employers.

If you have previously completed the Working Smart course please provide us with a copy of your Working Smart Certificate to fulfill this requirement.

Ready to Apply?

Find out what steps you need to complete to apply for the Accelerated Career Training Program.