For the college's coronavirus updates, please visit www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
NC Governor Roy Cooper announced Sept. 1 he is moving the state into Phase 2.5. Playgrounds will open, and businesses like gyms and museums across the state can reopen at reduced capacity as of Sept. 4. The Governor emphasized that safety measures such as face-coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand washing should still be followed.
Central Piedmont continues to offer fall semester classes in multiple formats with the majority of classes being taught online.
Registration for fall short session classes — as well as Corporate and Continuing Education courses — is ongoing.
Learn more and stay up to date at www.cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
NCWorks NextGen (Work and Learn)
Your free gateway to education, job training, and employment from College and Career Readiness. Earn $1,500 while you work and learn.
What You Will Learn
NCWorks NextGen can truly change your life. NextGen is a comprehensive education, training, and employment program for young adults ages 16–24 with one or more barriers to employment. The program can help you plan, prepare, and launch a career in a high-demand field. Take a look at what you can receive at no cost to you:
- career planning
- GED or HiSET or adult high school classes (if needed)
- occupational training
- resume and interviewing help
- soft skills certification
- paid internships
- financial incentives
- mentoring and leadership development
- personal career advisor
- job placement assistance
Finish the program with:
- Working Smart certification in soft skills
- job readiness skills to help you seek and find employment
- a high school credential
- an occupational certificate in a high demand field
- paid work experience related to your program of study
- financial incentives (gift cards, tablets, etc.) for reaching success
- employment (or in the process of obtaining employment)
- a renewed sense of hope, determination, and a plan for your future
Our knowledgeable and caring advisors will help you every step of the way.
Who Can Enroll
To be eligible for NextGen, you must be:
- 16–24 years old
- a resident of Mecklenburg County
- out of school (students enrolled in classes to finish high school can be eligible)
- a citizen, permanent resident, or have a right to work in the United States
- Selective Service Compliant (for males 18 years old and older)
In addition, you must meet one of the following:
- school dropout
- ex-offender (an individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system)
- homeless, a runaway, in foster care, or aged out of the foster care system
- an individual who is pregnant or parenting
- an individual with a disability
- low income individual who is basic skills deficient (below 9.0 on TABE) or an English language learner