About the Beneficiary

The mission of The ROC is to provide technical construction skills and job readiness training, mentorships, paid apprenticeships and permanent job placement for students attending high schools in under-served areas of Mecklenburg County.

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 Chambers). Our main partner is Central Piedmont Community College who provides most teacher instruction allowing ROC students to earn college credits and industry certifications in Electrical, HVAC and Carpentry.  Students start with The ROC their junior year and are shuttled back and forth to their home school during the day.

The following video is of Jahmicah Miller, a recent ROC graduate who is working for WB Moore and finishing her Electrical Associates degree at CPCC.  She won the NC Apprentice of the Year in 2021 and is sitting for her commercial electrical license this Spring.  She will be the youngest female licensed electrician in the state.

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