Student Spotlight: Jacob Mouton, Harnett Central High School

School: Harnett Central
Pathway: Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
Apprenticeship Site: Magneti Marelli

Jacob Mouton is a student who is part of the Machining Apprenticeship Program through CCW. He believes that the program has helped him to gain a professional trade that will open up many doors for him in the future.

The advice he would give to other students interested in the Career and College Promise Program is to stick with it even when you feel like everything is not going the way you planned. If you stick with it then it will work out.

After high school, he plans to continue to take Computer-Integrated Machining Technology courses which will allow him to further his skills in this trade.

Jacob Mouton

CTE Pathway Offering: Culinary, A Pathway to Opportunities

Student Chef cooking

Hospitality careers are one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. Locally, the Triangle is experiencing an economic boom from the development of several hospitality properties, including breweries, restaurants with a farm to fable focus, and large food service establishments. Food service companies are the largest private employers in the country. The restaurant industry is expected to add 1.9 million jobs by 2016.

The CCP Culinary pathway is offered in all three counties served by CCCC and leads to a Culinary Fundamentals certificate after just one semester. This curriculum certificate provides the hands on training necessary to obtain an entry-level culinary position. This certificate offers the necessary foundation in safe food handling and preparation. Students work in a commercial kitchen that simulates a quick service restaurant, as well as an introduction to catering and quantity foods. Upon completion, graduates have the skills necessary for an entry-level management position in a commercial kitchen.

Beyond this certificate, students can also attend CCCC once they graduate and pursue an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. Students may choose to pursue higher education even further by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree through the articulation agreement CCCC has with Johnson and Wales University.

For more information visit the Culinary Arts website.

Resources for Students Ready for Work: Nurse Aide Certification

Nursing student giving aid

The Nurse Aide pathway through CCP allows high school seniors who have taken Health Science I and II to take the Nurse Aide I class that leads to a state certification to work in the healthcare industry.

The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in providing nursing care and services for clients of all ages.

Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nurse Aide I. Graduates may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors' offices.

The Nurse Aide pathway is offered on in all three counties for CCP students as well as through Continuing Education for adult learners.

College Transfer at a Glance: UNC-W, Become a Seahawk!

Univeristy of North Carolina mascot

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-W) is located in the beautiful coastal region of North Carolina. Undergraduate enrollment in Fall 2014 was 12,993 students. The University offers fifty-five bachelor's degrees in forty-nine majors and forty-two master degrees.

Students not only work towards their degree at UNC-W, but are offered many extra curricular activities and social events offered through Campus Life. On October 23, 2015 UNC-W held their annual Midnight Madness event to kick off the basketball season honoring the men and women basketball teams. This year the event included an ice cream social as well as dunk contests and a performance by the UNC-W dance team to highlight school spirit.

If you are interested in becoming a Seahawk, keep in mind the regular decision deadline to have in your application is February 1, 2016. You can apply and find out more information by visiting the UNC-W Admissions website.

Resources for Students Going to College: CFNC, Helping Students Prepare for College

The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.

In addition to resources that help the student plan, apply and pay for college the website includes career planning and exploration. also has a common application that allows the student to apply to several colleges at once and a link to the FASFA (Financial Aid) website, where the student can apply for financial aid.

Central Carolina Works Director's Spotlight

Virginia Mallory

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and is looking forward to the upcoming holiday season! CCW has been busy with Spring registration. We are happy to report that students are registered for their Spring college courses, which is the earliest this has ever been accomplished. We can still accept new students and make changes to schedules if need be. CCW will turn in the CCP portion of the the county course guides in early December. We have added several new CTE pathways, bringing more opportunities to students for next year! Additional program updates are noted below.

Take care,
Virginia Mallory, Director of Secondary Partnerships

"Wisdom....comes not from age, but from education and learning." ~Anton Chekhov

Points of Interest:
Central Carolina Works is being mirrored as a state model! For more information read the story on CCCC's College News.

New CTE Pathways Coming Fall 2016!

  • Computer-Aided Drafting Design Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Health and Fitness Science
  • Health Information Technology
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • Welding Apprenticeship in Harnett County

Please see CCP Program Updates below for the latest updates to the CCP program.

CCW is in the process of hiring a new advisor for Harnett Central High School. We hope to have someone in place in January.

CCP Program Updates

NC Career & College Promise
High School Fall 2014 Enrollment Fall 2015 Enrollment
Chatham Central High School 31 56
Jordan Matthews High School 62 89
Northwood High School 60 120
Lee County High School 73 131
Southern Lee High School 76 145
Harnett Central High School 31 49
Triton High School 54 79
Overhills High School 25 70
Western Harnett High School 17 58

The Career and College Promise Operating Procedures were updated in October. Several positive changes and updates have been made to the CCP program. Please review and use the the updated operating procedures moving forward. The current procedures can be found on the NCCCS website.