Career Step is a program designed for students who want to pursue a career goal. All students are expected to adhere to all Wilkes Community College rules and regulations and to attend 80% of the scheduled classes.
What is Career Step?
Career Step in a tuition free program designed primarily for students with an occupational diploma, high school IEP or who have intellectual challenges or disabilities. The program leads students on a step-by-step journey through basic academics, liberal arts, employability skills, workplace readiness, and concludes with hands-on training for a chosen career pathway. Classes meet at the Wilkes Community College Campus, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Students focus on English, reading, mathematics, and computer skills necessary to progress in the program. Students may enter the program at step two if assessment scores are high enough.
Focus will continue with academic skills, adding liberal arts, soft skills, and workplace readiness. Students will have the opportunity to obtain the “Working Smart” soft skills credential. Students will explore program pathways.
This step will have contextualized academic instruction specific to their career program. Students will have an opportunity to learn job-specific skills through work-force training.
Students will have an opportunity for a pre-apprenticeship or internship, as available, in their pathway through Workforce Development & Community Education or Curriculum certified programs.
- A completed application
- An official high school transcript (sealed envelope copy)
- One reference form from a previous teacher or applicable agency
If you have any questions, please call 336-903-3230 for assistance.