Youth Programs


Job & Career Readiness Training

The City of Charlotte's Youth Programs provides 16-24-year old residents with the opportunity to participate in career readiness training free of charge. This virtual experience covers job readiness, interview preparation and essential skills. 

This training is the first required step an interested student must take in order to pursue Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) eligibility. You must register to participate! 

To attend Job & Career Readiness Training, students must: 
  • Be 16 on or before April 15, 2022 
  • Be enrolled as a current student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or reside in the City of Charlotte 
  • Be available on the date that is specified for your school 

The Job & Career Readiness Training is also offered on three Saturdays to the larger community: non-CMS students and CMS students who could not attend their school's training date. To attend a Community Job & Career Readiness Training, students must be available on one of the following dates from 9:00am – 1:00pm for live training: 
  • Saturday October 30th 
  • Saturday November 6th 
  • Saturday November 13th 

Will you be 16 on or before April 15, 2022 and interested in participating in the City of Charlotte's Job & Career Readiness Training?  Completing the Job & Career Readiness training also makes you eligible to apply for the Mayor's Youth Employment Program while earning a college credit!

Are you eligible?

  • Will you be 16- 24 years old on or before April 15, 2022?
  • Do you have a current Social Security Number?
  • Are you a Charlotte resident?

If you answered YES to all the above questions you are eligible to participate in the Job & Career Readiness Training!

 Complete your application in four steps:

  2. Completing this step ensures you are eligible to complete the JCRT course and Training free of charge.

  1. CCP Registration
  2. A special Career and College Promise application is required for all career and college promise students. Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from this email address: This letter will include your student ID number. You will need your student ID number when creating your Central Piedmont login. If you do not receive an email with your student ID within three business days of submitting your Career and College Promise application, please check your junk or spam email folder. If it is not there, please email inquiring about the status of your application.

  1. Create a CFNC Account if you do not have one
    2. Participation in Career and College requires a copy of most recent high school transcripts are on file. A CFNC username/password will need to be created:
      1. Go to
      2. Hover on Apply
      3. Click To College
      4. Click Application Hub> Request a Transcript
      5. Complete the fields accurately and choose Central Piedmont Community College as the recipient
        1.  For additional support: Use this link for instructions for this process:

Pathway Approval Form
  1. ​The final step to complete registration is the Career and College Promise Approval Form.  This form should be printed, completed and turned into should be turned into your Career Development Coordinator (CDC) or Career and College Counselor
  2. CCP Pathway Approval Form

Job and Career Readiness Student Process Flow Timeline

For more information about in-school trainings, please contact your Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at your school. For more information about community trainings, call the MYEP at 704-336-5577.

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