Year Up Helping Students Start Careers in Technology and Business

Year UpWant to start a career in technology or business, and continue your education?

Interested in a paid internship? Year Up is a one-year program at Central Piedmont – Central Campus that is open to students between the ages of 18-24 years old. You will earn an educational stipend (up to $200/month) while taking your Central Piedmont courses in Software Development, Information Technology, or Business for a semester. The following semester you will be matched to a six-month paid (up to $600/month) corporate internship and earn credits towards your degree.

This program begins in March 2020 and spaces are limited!

If you’re interested in changing your personal and professional career, take two minutes to complete an Interest Form (select the “Charlotte” location) and join us for an upcoming Information Session (held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m., on Central Campus, in the Central High Building, Room 305.

For more information, contact YUCharlotteAdmissions@yearup.org or call 704.839.2490.

Central Piedmont’s Partner, Year Up, Launches Charlotte Location

The national nonprofit Year Up celebrated the launch of its new Charlotte location with a Year Up group shotbreakfast and ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at Central Piedmont Community College.

Speaking at the event were Torrey Smith, Players Coalition Board Member and Two-time Super Bowl Champion; Year Up President Cyril Turner; Year Up Charlotte Site Director Elise Ford; National Year Up Site Director Roland Selby; Central Piedmont Community College President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer; and Bank of America Community Engagement Executive Kathryn Black.

The free yearlong program prepares students (ages 18-24) for entry-level technology and customer-facing roles. Participants spend one semester taking technical and professional skills classes taught by Central Piedmont and Year Up staff, and the following semester in a full-time, credit-bearing internship at a corporate partner firm.

The program is provided to students at no cost. Throughout the year, students earn college credits and a weekly stipend, and have access to Central Piedmont’s many services, including the college’s library and tutoring resources, as well as additional Year Up services.

“We are excited because this partnership fits so well with the mission, vision, and historic purpose of Central Piedmont,” said Kandi Deitemeyer, president of Central Piedmont. “Central Piedmont has always been a driver of economic mobility. The college has always worked to build and offer pathways to careers and further education. We are proud to join with Year Up Charlotte and Bank of America as we seek to transform lives and bring new possibilities to individuals and their families.”

The first 53 students began classes in August 2019; the program will grow to serve 120 young adults over the next year.

Nationwide, 90% of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college within four months of completing Year Up, with average starting salaries of $40,000/year.

The program received a grant from the Players Coalition in Jan. 2019 to support the program’s expansion into new cities like Charlotte and help Year Up change perceptions of Opportunity Youth from social liabilities to economic assets.

Learn more about Year Up.

Reach Your Full Potential with Central Piedmont’s ‘Year Up’ Program

YEar UpWant to start a career in technology or business and continue your education? Interested in a paid internship?
Year Up is a one-year program at Central Piedmont – Central Campus open to students who are 18-24 years old. You will earn an education stipend (up to $200/month) while taking your Central Piedmont courses in Software Development, Information Technology, or Business for a semester. The following semester you will be matched to a six-month paid (up to $600/month) corporate internship and earn credits toward your degree.  This program begins in August 2019 and spaces are limited.

Program Benefits:

  • Up to 30 Central Piedmont college credits toward an A.A.S. degree/certificate
  • Tuition assistance
  • An education stipend
  • Hands-on learning through a high-quality internship
  • Mentorship and professional development for your career success
  • Assistance with job placement and continuing education support
  • 90% of Year Up graduates are employed full-time making over $37,000/year and, or in school full-time

Next Steps to learn more and get involved:

1)      Submit a two-minute interest form at https://www.yearup.org/seize-opportunity/ and select the Charlotte location.

2)      Attend an Information Session at 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Central High Building

Eligibility

  • 18-24 years-old
  • Majoring in Information Technology, Business, Software Development
  • Motivated to learn and start a career

Want more information?
Please contact us at YUCharlotteAdmissions@yearup.org or call 980.308.1623 or read more on our website www.yearup.org.  To hear a student perspective, check out this amazing video.