Rise 2 Work
Are you unemployed or underemployed? Do you want a better job, career, and life? Do you need additional training, certifications, or degrees? Rise 2 Work is the program for you.
What You Will Learn
College and Career Readiness at Central Piedmont Community College has launched Rise 2 Work, a Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services program that seeks to connect low-income residents with the education and training opportunities they need to secure a better-paying job or family-sustaining career. Rise 2 Work is a grant-funded program that is available to individuals enrolled in Mecklenburg County's Food & Nutrition Services Employment and Training program who want to increase their skills, earn new credentials, boost their career possibilities, and contribute to their family's financial well-being.
Students in this program can receive:
- scholarships to college
- training and certifications for in-demand jobs
- advising and career coaching
- Education Navigator assistance to help you plan your career path
- support services and transportation assistance
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.