Working in America
Do you need to improve your English so that you can enroll in college or find a better job? Why not do both at the same time?
What You Will Learn
With Working in America, you can:
- enhance your communication skills for the workplace
- improve your English
- prepare for post-secondary education or short-term job training
- write resumes and learn interview skills
- gain work skills that employers want
Central Piedmont's Working in America program is designed for advanced level English as a Second Language (ESL) students who desire to improve their English skills, learn about the American work culture, and enroll in shortterm occupational programs. The program integrates:
- career exploration
- soft skills certification
- English for the world of work
- digital literacy
- job readiness
- occupational training
A bilingual career advisor helps you develop a career plan based on your interests and desired occupational field of study.
What do Graduates Receive?
Graduates who complete the 16—32 week program (depending on the occupational training program they select), leave with:
- a career plan that will guide them through their educational and employment journey in the future
- Working Smart certification in soft skills
- job readiness skills to help them seek and find employment
- improved listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for the workplace
- registration in NC Works
- an occupational certificate in a high demand field
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.