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Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

​RISE 2 WORK (FNS Employment and Training Program)

​RISE 2 WORK (FNS Employment and Training Program)

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Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Employment and Training four people with their hands held high in air(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:

  •  E&T Social Workers to provide guidance, resources and referrals to employment and skill building programs
  • And through our partner agencies: Occupational skills trainings and certifications, job search support, High School completion, computer and other skills training programs, work experience and volunteer opportunities, job readiness services, resume building, career planning, assistance with transportation for participation in the job programs, and more.

 

Career Services Center Locations:

Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Rd.
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

​Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Dr.
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

 

​Some of our RISE2Work connections:

​Central Piedmont Community College

1412 East Fourth Street. 28204
Bus routes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 25, 27
704-330-2722 ext. 3077 or 3139
www.cpcc.edu/ccr

Orientation: Wednesdays at 10:00am

​Trainings provided: Free - GED®, HiSET® and Adult High School instruction, CompTIA IT Computer Certification A+, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Early Childhood Education, Welding Technology, and more

Other Services: Soft skills certification, occupational trainings, interview and resume prep and career planning

​The Center for Community Transitions

5301 Wilkinson Blvd. 28208
Bus route: 5
704-374-0762
www.centerforcommunitytransitions.org

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.

Community Culinary School of Charlotte

9315-D Monroe Rd. 28270
Bus routes: 27, 65X
704-375-4500
www.communityculinary.org
Orientation: by appointment, application required

​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.

​Goodwill Industries

5301 Wilkinson Blvd. 28208
Bus route: 5
704-372-3434
www.goodwillsp.org
Orientation: Wednesdays at 9:00am

​Training offered: FREE - Construction, Forklift/ OSHA 10, Customer, Admin & Business Services, Microsoft Office Specialist, Fundamentals of IT, Salesforce Academy, Office 365 Cloud Computing, Intro to Web Design and Development, A+ Helpdesk Support, and Code Immersion

Other Services: Career Development Specialists, Goodworks Staffing Agency, onsite banking, child care, and health clinic.

​The Urban League

740 W 5th St. 28202
Bus route: 8, 5
704-373-2256
www.urbanleaguecc.org

Orientation: Tuesdays at 9:00am

​Training offered: FREE - Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Highway Construction Academy, Fiber Optics & Broadband, Microsoft & Customer Service Specialist, and Duke Energy Construction & Skilled Trade (CAST).

Other Services: Bi-monthly career fairs, High School completion classes, entrepreneurship and youth programs.

​NCWorks

Earl Wright 980-314-8464 @ 3205 Freedom Drive, 28208

5601 Executive Center Dr Ste 100, 28212
Bus route: 9
704-566-2870
www.ncworks.gov

Orientations: multiple times, Monday-Friday

​Services: FREE - Career assessment and guidance. Access to many training and education programs. Information on the job market. Resume and cover letter preparation. Interview practice. Free computer and internet access. NCWorks online job search. Funding for training programs through WIOA. Job search support. And much more…


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

Address

Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000