Workforce Development

Helping People, Changing Lives

Charlotte Area Fund offers a range of Workforce Development programs that ensure participants have the training and certifications they need to land a job in high-growth fields. Training is offered both in-house and through partnerships with community and professional organizations. Programs cover a broad range of industries, but some of the most popular programs are below.

Trade-Based Careers

Trade-based career training offers participants hands-on experience and certifications to prepare them for a stable career with immediate entry-level employment opportunities. Popular programs include HVAC training, Fiber Optics and CDL training. A full list of programs can be found here: 

  • Electrical Technician Training
  • Environmental Services
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Customer Service Training
  • Fiber Optics Broadband and Premise Cabling
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Highway Construction

Healthcare Careers

One of the area’s fastest growing fields, CAF offers training in a range of healthcare professions. Certifications such as CNA, phlebotomy, medical billing and medical assistant training offer opportunities for highly employable and stable careers.

Available programs include: 

  • CNA1
  • CNA2
  • Dental Assistant
  • EKG Technician 
  • Medication Aide
  • Medical Administrative Assistant 
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

Technology Careers

Technology training is a growing area of interest for many CAF clients. Program participants are able to train in IT-focused fields that will enable them to achieve employment in a fast-growing field. Available programs include: 

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Trainings & Certifications

In addition to career training, CAF offers certifications in a number of vocational areas that lead to faster employment. Participants can be professionally trained in areas such as forklift driving that will update their marketable skills and help them get hired or promoted fast. Available training includes:

  • Forklift Certification
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Instruction