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Career and Technical Education

WTVI-PBS Charlotte invites you to explore high-demand technical careers across our region that don’t require a four-year degree. Learn more by perusing PBS Charlotte’s career video library and exploring our list of local career pathways resources. Shift your career path into fifth gear TODAY!

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Carolina ImpactShe Built this City

A non-profit in Charlotte trains women to become plumbers and construction workers.


Gaming and Simulation Development

Salary Information: $55,596 - $124,000

Dental Hygienist

Salary Information: $50,000 - $69,000

IT Training at Goodwill

Salary Information: $50,000 - $70,000

Carpentry with Certificate

Salary Information: $50,000

Brick Mason Programs at NC High Schools

Salary Information: $44,000

Heavy Equipment Operators

Salary Information: $50,000

Tech Jobs in Healthcare

Salary Information: $38,000-$58,000

CNA to RN - Coding

Salary Information: $68,000/$69,000

Amazon Jobs

Salary Information: Starting at $15/hour

CTE Healthcare Training at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Salary Information: $21,000 - $32,000

Advanced Manufacturing

Salary Information: $44,000 - $82,000

Digital Sales / Technology

Salary Information: Starting at $50,000

Tesla Technician

Salary Information: $43,000 - $49,000

NDE Examination Tech

Salary Information: $42,000 - $55,000

Construction Trades

Salary Information: $23,000 - $38,000

Certified Medical Assistants

Salary Information: $23,000 - $32,000

Turfgrass Management

Salary Information: $35,000 - $100,000

Cooks / Chefs / Executive Chefs

Salary Information: $25,000 - $100,000

Truck Drivers

Salary Information: $28,000 - $50,000


Salary Information: $28,000 - $65,000

IT/Computer Science

Salary Information: $50,000 - $65,000

Energy Jobs

Salary Information: $23,000 - $100,000

Occupational Therapy Program

An inside look at Central Piedmont's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

NC Career Pathways Resources

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Central Piedmont Community College – Pathways to Careers

  • Secondary Degree Completion
  • Career Training Programs
  • Career Advisors

Charlotte Works – Workforce Development Resources

  • Career Advising and Mentoring (high school youth and young adult)
  • Leadership Development
  • Workforce Training and Training Grants
  • Community Partnerships

Centralina Workforce NextGen Services

  • Workforce Readiness Training/Opportunities
  • Business Services (Talent/Management Strategies and Solutions)

Minds That Manufacture

  • Workforce Skills Training/Certifications
  • Advanced Manufacturing Centers
  • Youth Programming
  • Workforce Investment Board

Community Culinary School of Charlotte

  • Food Services Training Program
  • Job Placement Assistance

Job Corps

  • Free Career Planning, Training and Placement
  • Secondary Degree Completion or Equivalent
  • Earn College Credits

APSI Career Training Center

  • Free Workforce Development Programs/Seminars
  • Hero2Work Program (for veterans)
  • Customized Career Training

The ROC (Construction Training)

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training (for in-school teens)
  • CTE Employment Opportunities
  • Construction-related Mentorships

Catawba Valley Community College – Manufacturing Academy

  • Manufacturing Career Courses/Degree Completion
  • Manufacturing Career Training
  • Distance and Continuing Education Opportunities

Apprenticeship 2000

  • Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships
  • Dual Training (academic courses/in-company training)
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Job Placement

Apprenticeship Charlotte

  • Work-based Learning/Co-op
  • Earn Academic Credits

North Carolina Star Jobs

  • From the North Carolina Labor & Economic Analysis Division, Star Jobs is a new and simplified way to help you identify promising occupations
  • Star ratings are assigned based on wages, projected growth rate, and projected job openings, and each occupation has a rating of between 1 and 5 stars