Every North Carolinian ages 16-24 will have access to quality work-based learning that prepares them for in-demand careers and provides them with a high-quality credential or college credit.

Career Launch NC programs are designed to increase statewide postsecondary credential attainment and connect students to high-demand jobs.

The programs focus on youth between ages 16 and 24 and put students on the path to a career with growth and a living wage. Programs have paid, supervised work blended with aligned classroom instruction and result in an industry recognized credential or college credit.