The ROC partners with Central Piedmont Community College and CMS-CTE to provide opportunities for select high school juniors. Students can earn dual high school and college credit, enjoy paid internships, learn from field experts and acquire industry certifications.
Select juniors and seniors receive skills training in advanced carpentry, electrical, HVAC and construction management through a combination of structured classroom and applied learning on the job with local professional mentors.
During their senior year, students pick a concentration pathway and work with ROC staff to prepare for their next steps: complete their associate’s degree at CPCC, continue onto a four-year university degree after completing their associate degree, or join the construction industry directly.
Students attend their home school in the morning and complete core high school classes. In the afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) provides all transportation after 2nd block between the student’s home school and The ROC facility. Click on the link below to hear Jahmicah’s story.