is a certificate program designed to provide students a specific career track leading to employment. The program will bring together academic skills, career exploration, and hands-on training that will lead to a certificate.
How the Program Works
All Career Track classes will begin in July and continue through June of the following year. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Applicants will attend a two-week screening class. Students accepted into the program will attend a two-week orientation.
The program requires 80% attendance. Specific dates for classes, breaks, and holidays will be provided each year.
Year one will focus on reading, writing, mathematics and computer skills. At the end of the first year the students will be assessed to determine if they will transition to year two.
Year two will focus on academic skills, student interests and abilities, employability skills, resume writing, interview techniques and soft skills required in the work place. At the end of the program year, the students will be assessed to determine eligibility to progress to year three.
Year three approaches the finish line of the program. The focus is hands-on job skills in the career track chosen in year two. This final phase of the program will have contextualized academic instruction specific to the chosen track. Upon completion, students will acquire a certificate. The certificate will be awarded at a graduation ceremony at Wilkes Community College.
- 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.