Charlotte, NC Academies
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February Sales Academy
Applications due February 11th
Summer Tech Academy
Applications due March 31st
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Young Adults Need Opportunities

In the U.S., 33 percent of recent high school graduates are either unemployed or unable to find full-time jobs. We believe motivated young adults in North and South Carolina should have an equal opportunity to develop professional skills and move up the economic ladder, even if they cannot afford a four-year college degree.

That’s Where Road to Hire Comes In

Our goal is to help break the economic mobility barriers in the greater Charlotte area. Our Sales and Tech Tracks provide resources for motivated young adults to grow personally and professionally in a highly supportive environment. Each program consists of in-class and on-the-job, paid training, as well as professional development seminars for 30 to 40 hours per week. 

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Education Tracks

Tech Track

The Road2Hire Tech Track focuses on teaching tech-savvy high school graduates (ages 18-25) the skills they need to break into the fields of web design and web development in Charlotte. Beyond coding, students learn the everyday expertise they need to succeed personally and professionally.

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Sales Track

The Road2Hire Sales Track builds the foundation for successful careers in sales and customer service. Charlotte area high school graduates (ages 18-25) develop professional skills in a high-support environment that will prepare them to enter the workforce in North Carolina or South Carolina.

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Road to Hire FAQs

1. Do I have to live in the Charlotte metropolitan area?
Yes. Participants will train onsite at the Road to Hire North or South Charlotte campus for 30 to 40 hours each week. In addition, all jobs post-training will be located in the Charlotte, NC area.  Relocation and housing are not provided.

2. Is there a minimum GPA requirement for Road to Hire?
While there is no specific GPA requirement, you should demonstrate a strong work ethic through your high school and/or community college coursework.

3. Is there a maximum age requirement for the Road to Hire program?
We're looking for motivated young adults in the greater Charlotte area between the ages of 18 and 25.

4. Is work authorization required to be eligible for Road to Hire?
As the mission of our non profit is to create employment opportunities for motivated young adults, work authorization is a requirement of our program.

5. Does Road to Hire provide compensation or housing?
Road to Hire participants will receive a weekly stipend during training and full-time pay and benefits upon graduation. Applicants should live in the Charlotte metro area and are responsible for their own housing.

6. Does every Road to Hire participant get a job?

Each Road to Hire participant who successfully completes program training, assessments, and other requirements will be eligible for a full-time employment opportunity near Charlotte in North Carolina or South Carolina. Successful completion of the program requires time management and dedication.

7. What is the program timeline or schedule?

Training is 30 to 40 hours per week and consists primarily of Charlotte area onsite sessions. Successful participants will be eligible to interview for full-time employment opportunities after the two-month training period.

8. Are there any costs associated with Road to Hire?

Road to Hire will cover all training costs. Associates are responsible for transportation to our office – located in Fort Mill, SC – during and after the training period. Participants receive a weekly stipend during the 9-weeks of training.

9. What happens after I submit my application?
All applications will be reviewed. Candidates will be notified via email if they are selected to move forward in the interview process.

10. Who’s eligible to apply?
In order to be an eligible applicant, you must:

• Have graduated high school by July 1st, 2017
• Live in the Charlotte metropolitan area
• Be able to commit to a two-month training program that requires travel to and from our North or South Charlotte offices.

11. What should I do if I haven't heard back about my application, but the date for feedback has passed?
Please check your spam/junk mail folders to see if you have received an email from Road to Hire.

12. Are recommendation letters required?
You’re encouraged to send recommendation letters to, but they aren’t required.

13. Is the Road to Hire program a competition?
No; although we believe competition is healthy, our goal is to place all Road to Hire graduates in a full-time job in the greater Charlotte area once they complete the program.

14. Do you provide tuition reimbursement for college/community college?
No; Road to Hire is designed as a college alternative.

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