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:
GED or HiSET or adult high school classes (if needed)
resume and interviewing help
soft skills certification
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.
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.
Information sessions for NC Works NextGen are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Central Campus, North Classroom Building, Room 2103. For general questions about NextGen, call 704.330.6794 or fill out this form and we will contact you. If you are unable to attend an information session, contact Paula Holmes at 704.330.2722, ext. 3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. Complete the Program Suitability Application
Schedule an appointment with Paula Holmes. If you have questions or need help obtaining a document, please call her at 704.330.2722, ext. 3075 or email email@example.com. You will need to bring the following required documents to your appointment:
Social Security Card – original, signed by participant, un-laminated
birth certificate – original
driver’s license or picture ID card (proof of residence)
Examples: Learner’s Permit, Government ID, DMV/State ID card, school ID, etc.
If the address on your ID does not match your current address please bring a document with your name and current address such as a bill, government document or paystub.
Proof of Citizenship/Right to Work
Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Residence Card (Green Card), or work permit.
If male, age 18 or older: Selective Service Registration Confirmation (letter printout from sss.gov)
Public Assistance Verification: TANF (Work First), SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI, etc. (if applicable)
Letter from agency including amount received per month, we can help you obtain this document
Income Verification (if applicable)
If you have worked recently please provide proof of the last 6 months OR proof of public assistance
Please submit your most recent diploma or transcript if you graduated from high school
Pregnant/Parenting (if applicable)
Please bring birth certificates for child(ren), if currently pregnant with first child no specific document is required
Other documents about challenges if applicable: Homeless, Foster Care, Offender, Disability