Rise 2 Work

Rise2Work is available in the College and Career Readiness Department at Central Piedmont. It is a Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services program. Rise2Work aims 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 available to individuals enrolled in Mecklenburg County 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. To be eligible, residents must qualify to receive SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps assistance and be able to work.

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

Please visit the Rise2Work site for more information or contact an Education Navigator.