Career Pathways

Pre-Nursing Careers Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Apprenticeship

Pre-Apprenticeship (High School)
High School Programs
  • Personal Care Assistant Curriculum 
  • Personal Care Assistant Certification
On-The-Job Learning
  • Required local Vocational Rehab activities
  • VR Activity 1- Employment Marketing Skills Workshop
    • How to be prepared for work:
      • Forms of ID
      • Proper attire
    • Networking:
      • How to prepare for informational interviews with employers
      • Opportunities to network
    • Creating and resume and a cover letter
      • Searching and applying for jobs online
      • Mock interviewing-how to answer
      • Employer Follow-up
      • Disclosure and Advocacy for Accommodations
  • VR Activity 2- Mock Interview Participation
  • VR Activity 3- Participate in Job Club
    • Develop soft skills and professional skills
    • Discuss and receive feedback on internship related issues
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Paid On-the-Job Learning
  • Students will be paid to work within the scope of credentials that they have earned
Program Completion

Complete one of the following:

  • PCA to CNA: Nurse Assistant Certification
  • CNA to LPN: Nursing Practical Diploma
  • CNA to RN: Associates Degree in Nursing

Learn more about

Personal Care Assistants

Certified Nursing Assistants

For more information, contact Elizabeth Standafer, Youth Apprenticeship Manager at Apprenticeship NC, at


NC Governor Roy Cooper
NC Department of Public Instruction
NC Community College System
NC Department of Commerce
Apprenticeship NC
Charlotte Executive Leadership Council