More than 250 job-seekers and energy sector supporters gathered at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Campus for the second annual Energy Careers for a Bright Future event. The daylong seminar, part of the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s New Energy Capital initiative, was meant to teach participants what opportunities are available and what it takes to land a job in the field. Energy company executives are looking for talented workers, creative ideas and partnerships with local officials and one another as they continue the push to make Charlotte an energy capital, they said during a career conference.

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Charlotte Concerts

Charlotte Concerts 2011-2012 Season

Season and individual tickets are now on sale for the Charlotte Concerts 2011-2012 season.

  • Olga Kern, October 7, 2011
  • The Sphinx Virtuosi, November 4, 2011
  • Salzburg Chamber Soloists, January 27, 2012
  • Vienna Boys’ Choir, March 16, 2012
  • Canadian Brass, April 20, 2011

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The Carolina Jazz Concert Series is Coming!

The Carolina Jazz Concert Series

The Carolina Jazz Concert Series is Coming!
3 Show Carolina Jazz Concert Series

  • August 13, 2011 – Saxophonist Euge Groove
  • October 8, 2011 – Guitarist Norman Brown
  • December 17, 2011 – A Charlie Brown Christmas with Pianist David Benoit

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Student Success - A CPCC Student Graduates!

The success of CPCC students is a direct result of your generosity.

Your gifts provide hope, create optimism and foster success!

Your support not only opens doors to students looking to make a difference in their lives, it prepares students to transition into the workforce.

The success of CPCC students is a direct result of your generosity. Student success is made possible with access to scholarships, innovative programs and technologies, and engaged and informed faculty.

Giving is easy – you can use our secure online giving form. If you prefer, you may print the form and mail your donation. Many thanks for your continued support!

CPCC Students

Economic impact and this year’s CPCC alumni

In 2011 CPCC awarded

  • 1,145 Associate Degrees
  • 856 Certificates
  • 122 Diplomas

Additionally, CPCC helped other students to complete of high school equivalency courses and awarded

  • 554 General Education Degrees (GED)
  • 344 Adult High School Diplomas

These alumni will have greater earning potential and will bring added economic impact to our county and state.

The Overcash Building on CPCC's Central Campus

An economic impact study was conducted for CPCC and other North Carolina colleges.

An economic impact study conducted for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and other North Carolina colleges by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., indicates CPCC makes a significant contribution to the lives of its students and the economic growth and wellbeing of Mecklenburg County.

According to the study’s results, for every dollar students invest in an education from CPCC, they receive $3.10 in higher future income over the span of their careers. At the same time, every dollar of state or local tax money invested in CPCC returns $2.

The study also found the combined economic impact of CPCC’s operations, student/graduate earnings and the increased business production generated by CPCC students and graduates equals $918.1 million a year, about 1.4 percent of the total Mecklenburg County economy.

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CPCC's Merancas Campus

CPCC's North Campus is Now The Merancas Campus

In recognition of the longtime support of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) donors Casey and Anke Mermans, founders of The Merancas Foundation, the College has renamed its North Campus in Huntersville, N.C., the Merancas Campus. A naming ceremony will be held at the campus this fall to honor the couple’s generosity and philanthropic spirit.“The Merancas Foundation has supported CPCC and its many programs for almost 20 years,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC. “Casey and Anke have always subscribed to CPCC’s mission – to help individuals prepare for today’s workforce by equipping them with the skills they need to be successful. Because of the Mermans’ generosity, CPCC will be able to offer the training programs necessary to accomplish this goal for years to come. Therefore it is only appropriate that we give our North Campus the Merancas name for a Foundation that believes in helping adults become self-sufficient, productive citizens.” For more information, click here.