Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Building With Our Veterans is a program focused on recruiting and training military veterans who have building safety experience and construction skills for jobs as code officials.
The goal is to meet staffing needs for on-going Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement functions, while providing an opportunity for unemployed and under-employed veterans to find long-term sustainable employment and continue to serve the community.
Veterans with experience in the construction trade -- building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, for example -- might be eligible. The inaugural class began in January 2016. The third class started in July 2018.
The program is a collaboration of Mecklenburg County departments -- the Veterans Services Division of Community Support Services, the Code Enforcement Division of Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, Human Resources -- and Central Piedmont Community College.
Training Program Overview
One year of field and classroom training for a total of 999 hours combined
Opportunity to be certified before completion of field and classroom training
Hire into Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement based on position availability
Awards and Recognition
(See video below: Mecklenburg County Building With Our Veterans begins at 1 minute 13-seconds)
For additional program information:
A Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency division that provides services such as permitting, plan review and inspection for building and construction.
A Mecklenburg County Community Support Services division that helps military veterans and their families access benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and state and local agencies.
Mecklenburg County is a rewarding place to work, with great benefits and a stimulating work environment.
County job listings can be accessed here online, and will include a listing for the apprenticeship program when available. NOTE: See the Inspector I Trainee position description in County job listings and apply by 10-20-2019.
On July 1, 2021 Mecklenburg County will increase service capacity. Read the latest service availability update.