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. Most programs have paid, supervised work blended with aligned classroom instruction and result in an industry recognized credential or college credit.

The program also allows students to earn industry-developed credentials. Share these opportunities with your students. NCBCE has partnered with the NC Department of Public Instruction and industry leaders to curate a list of online curriculum for credentials and certifications developed by tech companies. Through this partnership, students in NC public and charter schools can receive scholarships to take the certification tests. Please reach out to for more information.