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  Apprenticeship can be ticket to solid job BY JILL LUTZ Special to the Observer  The White House has declared the week of Nov. 2 as National Apprenticeship Week. Across the United States, industry and education leaders will celebrate their apprenticeship success stories, plus advocate for a system that trains workers for skilled, well-paying jobs […]

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will present Joe Vagnone, owner of J. Vagnone Enterprise LLC, and the Charlotte area managing director for ENLIGN Business Brokers, with the 2015 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award at its spring commencement ceremony, on May 14, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The award recognizes a former CPCC student who has benefited […]

Stanley Black and Decker is expanding its operations in Charlotte and bringing jobs to its newly-built 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. Stanley will add approximately 250 jobs over the next 18 months. These positions include assemblers, technicians, quality auditors and more. The Charlotte facility encompasses three key processes – motors manufacturing, steel machining and tool assembly. […]

Courtesy: Lucie Foundation Press Release: John H. White was born March 18, 1945, in Lexington, North Carolina, the son of Rev. Reid Ross White Sr., an African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church minister, and his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mae Leverett White. He bought his first camera at age 13 for 50 cents and 10 Bazooka bubble […]

 James R. Worrell Sr. On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Central Piedmont Community College formally dedicated the Worrell Building, located on Central Campus, and the James R. Worrell Sr. Financial Services Institute. A Charlotte civic leader and philanthropist, Worrell is a long-time supporter of CPCC, serving on the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors and the foundation’s […]

It’s time to nominate yourself or another outstanding CPCC Alumnus for the 2013 Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award.  Nomination forms Do you know a CPCC graduate who is making a tremendous difference in the community? Nominations are currently being sought for the 2013 Richard H. Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award. This award recognizes a former CPCC student who […]

Gregory Davis received his GED from CPCC and went on to earn a doctorate. An incredible  educational  fete for anyone,  a heroic accomplishment for Gregory Davis! Gregory Davis’ cane clacked down the narrow halls of Bellefonte Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, testing the path before him. When he took off his sunglasses, both eyes revealed the […]

CPCC has plenty of bragging rights when it comes to its alumni. Many provide food for the soul- such as CPCC alumnus John Love of Red Rocks Cafe’. Ron Herbert and co-owner John Love, a CPCC culinary graduate, met in 1998. Love had opened the original Red Rocks Café in South Charlotte in 1992, which at […]

Communities in Colleges gives those who struggled in high school tools to conquer college Communities in Colleges, the group that led the children on a campus tour, is made up of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools graduates who got their diplomas with the help of Communities in Schools. The dropout-prevention group supports students with family, financial, academic and […]

Please note that all CPCC campuses will be closed September 1st-7th for Labor Day and the Democratic National Convention. The campuses will be open for classes on Saturday, September 8, 2012.