Hard work should be met with opportunity. Road to Hire connects underrepresented young adults with onramps to high-earning careers through paid technical training and college access.
Road to Hire Pathways programs teach tech, coding and life skills in Charlotte Mecklenburg's Title I high schools. Participants are eligible to apply for paid summer internships and college scholarships.
Road to Hire fellowships train motivated young adults in coding, cybersecurity and IT operations. Students gain access to robust professional development and unique mentorship opportunities.
After successfully completing a six-month development program, graduates are placed into high-earning careers with Charlotte’s top employers.
Road to Hire scholarships fund and support high achieving students so they can realize their full potential. Every young person should be empowered to succeed regardless of their ability to pay for a college degree. We prioritize making college possible for first generation and undocumented college students.
Prior to joining the RTH program, I was doing what I had been doing since the age of fourteen--working. I've worked in many industries: restaurants, hotels, as a delivery driver, you name it. After seven years of working in fields that didn't make me happy or pay the bills, I finally decided it was time for me to start working towards a career.
I had always dreamed of working in an industry that would make my mother proud; she is the reason I've worked so hard. I’ll never forget being a kid and watching my mom overcome unimaginable adversity, all by herself. I graduated from the Road to Hire coding fellowship in 2017 and am now an Associate Engineer at Red Ventures. Now I am finally in a position where I can give my mother the support she’s always given me.
CMS and Road to Hire are partnering to offer paid online summer fellowships, college scholarships and post-graduate career pathways to rising seniors at Garinger, Harding, West Meck and West Charlotte high schools.