About the Beneficiary

The ROC is a NC state certified Youth Apprenticeship program whose mission is to educate and mentor high school students for technical education and employment opportunities in the construction industry. 

Embedded within our mission is for The ROC to be an integral part of a Charlotte community-wide upward mobility solution for at-risk minority teenagers. ROC students are currently selected from 4 high poverty west-side high schools (Harding, West Mecklenburg, Phillip O. Berry and West Charlotte). Our main partner is Central Piedmont Community College who  provides all teacher instruction via the Career & College Promise pathway which allows ROC students to earn dual college and high school credits. Students start with The ROC their junior year and spend ½ of their day at their home school and then are shuttled over to us from 11:00-2:00 each day. The curriculum includes college level classes in Construction Management, Advanced Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, CADD, BIM and Green Building Methods and Materials. During the summer, ROC students participate in a an unique “under 18” paid internship with local construction companies.

To learn more about The ROC in Charlotte, NC and ways to get involved please visit https://www.roccharlotte.org