Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training (E&T) is a federal program meant to support employment and training activities to increase FNS recipient’s skills, careers, and ultimately their families’ financial well-being. The FNS E&T Program in Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services offers:
Wallace H. Kuralt Centre301 Billingsley Rd.Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
Orientation: Wednesdays at 10:00am
Orientation: Drop in Monday to Friday
Training offered: FREE - Working Smart- soft skills for workplace success. Those who complete are guaranteed an interview in their field of interest. LifeWorks! provides practical training, employment assistance, help in defining personal values, and help to make thinking and behaviors better match those values. Seeking Safety.
Other Services: Employment networking with employers who are willing to hire people with criminal records. Onsite banking and health clinic.
Training offered: FREE - 14-week culinary arts program including everything from soup stocks to sauces, to knife skills, to workshops on different cooking techniques, hands-on participatory classes, and chefs doing demos.
Other Services: Life and literacy skills, substance abuse prevention services, and career placement.
5301 Wilkinson Blvd. 28208Bus route: 5704-372-3434www.goodwillsp.orgOrientation: Wednesdays at 9:00am
Other Services: Career Development Specialists, Goodworks Staffing Agency, onsite banking, child care, and health clinic.
Orientation: Tuesdays at 9:00am
Other Services: Bi-monthly career fairs, High School completion classes, entrepreneurship and youth programs.
Earl Wright 980-314-8464 @ 3205 Freedom Drive, 28208
Orientations: multiple times, Monday-Friday
RISE is available to most Food and Nutrition Services recipients living in Mecklenburg County who are able to work. In accordance with Federal civil rights law, programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program info should contact the Agency where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To request a complaint form call 866-632-9992, or visit www.ascr.usda.gov.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.