Military Families and Veterans Services

Military Families and Veterans Services

YOU SERVED. NOW WHAT?

We are here to serve you.

Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

At Military Families and Veterans Services, we understand the difficulty of making the choice between education and employment for you and your family. We understand choosing the best educational path to achieve your future goals. Our center serves to help you seek and navigate your path at the college and in the community.

Mission

Military Families and Veterans Services at Central Piedmont provides the bridge between education, life-long education, and career development for those who have served and their family members. The services are consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities as they transition.

Vision

Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social, and cultural growth of our community.

Community 

Find out about Veteran events and opportunities in the community. 

  • Get Started

    Current Students

    Register for classes through MyCollege and Student Planning (Central Piedmont login required)

    Future Students 

    Schedule a campus tour or visit enroll now to get started.

    Students needing an interpreter or accommodations for classroom and/or testing should contact Disability Services.

  • Academic Advising and Counseling

    Central Piedmont provides group and individual advising sessions. Make an Appointment

    The counseling services are provided to veterans and their family members, ages 18 years and older, can be related to academics and/or personal challenges. Personal Counseling is confidential by licensed professionals. If our counselors cannot provide such services, we will provide contacts for you about community centers who may further assist you.

    Academics Career Direction

    • Course advisement
    • Explore programs of study with occupational options
    • Tutoring resources and study skills support
    • Identify goals and pathways to success
    • Weekly student Veteran support groups

    Grief and Loss Past Traumas

    • Managing emotional pain
    • Military or civilian experiences
    • Adapting to a new normal
    • Confidential sessions

    Family and Relationships

    • Family and couples counseling
    • Tools to improve communication
  • Careers: Hornets Internship Program

    Military Families and Veterans Services, in partnership with Workplace Learning and the Central Piedmont Foundation, is now accepting applications for the Charlotte Hornets Internship program. Veterans in eligible programs will have the opportunity to pursue paid internships with companies throughout Charlotte while working toward a degree. The goal of the internship is to provide veterans with an opportunity to gain invaluable, real-world experience in a civilian field, while also earning an hourly wage to help support themselves and their families.

    Program Benefits

    • An effective and efficient transition from military training to civilian employment
    • Earn an income while pursuing a degree

    Applicant Requirements

    • Must be a military veteran or currently serving in the armed forces (Active Duty, National Guard or Reserve)
    • Must be a current Central Piedmont student with a minimum of 24 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA
    • Must be in a program with a work-based learning (WBL) or cooperative learning (Co-op) requirement or technical elective

    Get started today.

    1.    Download and complete the applications for internship and faculty approval

    2.    Draft a one-page letter about your career aspirations (double-spaced, MS Word format)

    3.    Attach a copy of your form DD214 and program evaluation

    4.    Return application via email, fax or in person:

    • Email: Shayna.Gales@cpcc.edu
    • Fax: 704.330.6050
    • In person: Bank of America Center on Central Campus, Terrell Building, Room 233

    Career FAQs

  • Scholarships

    Central Piedmont Community College, a military-friendly school, is dedicated to providing veterans with financial resources and educational support toward a higher education. Central Piedmont offers a variety of scholarships to help veterans enter or re-enter the workforce. These scholarships are available in professional career and technical/trade, career short-term training programs. Drop by the center if you have questions.

    Central Piedmont Scholarships Made Easy

    Apply for a Scholarship

    Financial Aid Other Resource

    Other Military and Veterans Scholarships

    Professional career opportunities include:

    Technical/Trade Career opportunities include:

    Note: This scholarship may affect VA benefits if you are using Chapter 33.

    Transport Systems Tech Scholarship: Contact the Center for Military Families and Veterans.

    mikeroweWORKS Foundation Education Scholarship Program

    The program is set up to award individual scholarships to applicants who want to pursue a career in the skilled trades. All successful applicants meeting the eligibility requirements may be awarded up to $2,500.

    This program is for students who are enrolled in a skilled trade program at a two-year college, vocational school, or approved training institute. Instructions for completing and submitting the application are provided when an option is selected.

  • Our Services

    GI Bill — Veterans Affairs

    The mission of Central Piedmont Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Office is to enhance the educational experience of veterans and eligible family members by providing access to education benefits within a supportive environment.

    Career Services 

    Career Services is available at all campus locations to assist you with career decision making and career information as well as job search, resume writing and interviewing.

    Disability Services 

    Disability Services is committed to equal access to learning by providing academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. The department promotes student self-advocacy, which enhances the educational experience and the personal growth of the students we serve.

    Single Stop

    Single Stop works with veterans and their families to make the transition back to civilian life more manageable. Single Stop's goal is to change this landscape and make sure that you and your family, regardless of service and discharge status, have access to the resources, support, jobs, and education you need to succeed in civilian life.

    Trio

    Trio Student Support Services is a supportive academic community that can help you successfully reach your personal academic goals. TRIO helps first generation, low income students, and students with disabilities reach your full potential and achieve academic success.

  • Military Friendly Green Zone

    We conduct training to Central Piedmont faculty, staff, and interested organizations for greater understanding and tools to assist our students.

    What is Green Zone?

    • An initiative to support student veterans by designating locations recognized as a “safe place”.
    • Identifies faculty and staff throughout Central Piedmont Community College who are knowledgeable about issues faced by student veterans and the resources available to assist you.
    • Participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door and on their syllabus.
    • Is not only a professional development opportunity, but also a way to be supportive to those who have sacrificed for others.
    • Helps faculty and staff provide supportive services necessary to ensure that veteran students are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment, and eventually transition to civilian employment.

    The faculty and staff are a vital part of the team. After training, we have Green Zone stickers for completion of training. Contact us to conduct training for Green Zone.

  • Community Resources

    The Center for Military Families and Veterans is committed to helping identify various community resources that may meet your unique needs. Below are some resources for financial assistance, housing, food, legal aid, mental health, and emergency assistance.

    Charlotte Health Care Center

    The Charlotte Health Care Center is a brand-new facility with state-of-the-art amenities that provides primary care and specialty services for Veterans in the Charlotte–Mecklenburg region, with specialty care referrals on site or to the Salisbury VA Medical Center.

    Community Link

    Community Link's mission is to enable individuals and families to obtain and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing.

    Goodwill

    Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging. Operation:GoodJobs assists military and veteran families with job training and placement services by providing plans tailored to the individual to help participants succeed in achieving job placement, retention and long-term financial stability.

    Mecklenburg County Community Support Services 

    Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, Veterans Services Division is dedicated to serving veterans and their families.

    NCServices Metrolina

    NCServes Metrolina is North Carolina's first coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to serve veterans, transitioning service-members, and their families.

    Veterans Bridge Home

    Veterans Bridge Home helps Charlotte-area Veterans successfully transition home after military service by identifying their education, employment and healthcare needs, and connecting them to available community, state, and federal resources.

    Veterans Health Administration

    The Veterans Health Administration is America's largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 Veterans each year. If you served in the active military, naval, or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.