N.C. Governor Roy Cooper visited CPCC's Central Campus on Wednesday to address media representatives and discuss his N.C. Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce scholarship (NC GROW) budget proposal. The program is free community college that covers last-dollar tuition and fees to any NC Community College for recent high school graduates who make a certain grade point average and who have exhausted other sources of financial aid.
To help meet a rapidly growing demand for drivers in the Charlotte region, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) launched a truck-driving certificate program in January 2016. JPMorgan Chase provided much needed assistance by awarding a $180,000 grant for start-up expenses including instructors and a high-tech truck-driving simulator.
Since the program opened, 80 students have graduated and earned their commercial driver's license. The program's current class has 36 students. Continued
The Dental Hygiene Program Anniversary Scholarship is a challenge-match to endow a scholarship
Additionally, the Class of 1980 is establishing a scholarship in memory of their classmate, the late Laurie Barringer Werner. Gifts to this scholarship will also qualify for the challenge-match.