There are dozens of vocational programs in Charlotte, far too many to list here. Here are a few programs that have helped people with criminal records to a new life:


APSI Career Training Center                           (800) 844-2477

Certifications Include: Broadband Installer, Technical Customer Service, Wireless and Cellular Installation

5100 Reagan Drive, Charlotte NC  28206

CPCC's Pathways program.                         704.330.CPCC (2722)

Offers qualified students the unique chance to work toward completion of their high school equivalency diploma while receiving occupational and work readiness training. All Pathways to Careers scholars will attend CPCC as full-time students and will receive scholarships to cover the full cost of classes to obtain national certification for high demand jobs including Welding, Office Administration, H/VAC, Early Childhood Education, Developmental Disabilities Specialist, Computer Integrated Machining and Information Technology Training.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte  704-375-4500   

Provides 500 hours of culinary training for NO TUITION. 9315-D Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC

Job Corps                                                                                                              

Provides no-cost education and vocational training that assists young people ages 16-24 get a better job and make more money; students can also earn a GED


OMITT Trade School                                     704-373-3434

Customized technical training in math, electricity, basic blueprint, and machinery
2122 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208