College and Career Readiness


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 through Central Piedmont College and Career Readiness is the program for you.

What You Will Learn

Rise2Work is a grant-funded partnership between Central Piedmont, the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, and the North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services that connects low-income residents with the education and training opportunities they need to secure a better-paying job or family-sustaining career. If you are enrolled in Mecklenburg County's Food & Nutrition Services Employment and Training program, Rise2Work can help you increase your skills, earn new credentials, boost your career possibilities, and contribute to your family's financial well-being.

Through Rise2Work, you 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

Who Can Enroll

To be eligible for Rise2Work, you must be:

  • receiving or eligible to receive Food and Nutrition Services (EBT) in Mecklenburg County (SNAP, EBT, Food Stamps assistance, etc.)
  • at least 16 years old
  • able to work
  • not receiving Work First or Refugee Employment Services

Enroll Now

Attend a Rise2Work information session or Contact an Education Navigator. Information sessions are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Central Campus, North Classroom Building, Room 4101.

For general questions about the Rise2Work program, contact an Education Navigator:

Additional Information