Way to Work
Are you having a hard time finding a job because you lack good work experience or need to improve your reading and math? If so, the free, 16-week Way to Work program can help you build your resume and gain valuable skills at the same time.
What is Way to Work?
The College and Career Readiness Way to Work program provides a unique transition program designed to serve intellectually disabled and low functioning adults who face multiple barriers to employment and require a different type of learning and work experience to move forward in their career path.
Way to Work integrates:
- literacy instruction contextualized to the world of work
- job readiness and soft skills training through Mecklenburg County’s Working Smart initiative
- a work-based learning experience through internships with local businesses and organizations to help students build their resume
What Do Graduates Receive?
Graduates who complete this 16-week, 160 hour program leave with:
- a career plan that will guide you through your educational and employment journey in the future
- Working Smart certification in soft skills
- job readiness skills to help you seek and find employment
- valuable work experience that can be added to your resume
- improved math, reading, and writing skills for the workplace
- registration in NC Works
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.