UCA Career Academy

Uwharrie Charter Academy
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

This award provides funding to Uwharrie Charter Academy (UCA) to provide training equipment for its newly constructed Career Academy that will open in August 2023. The Career Academy will prepare high school graduates with training needed to close the skills gaps for jobs in Randolph County and the region at companies such as Toyota, Klaussner Furniture, Eastern Steel Works, and the Asheboro Zoo. UCA will offer career pathways in construction trades, advanced manufacturing, health sciences, automotive technologies, and other high­ demand occupations. UCA is also developing partnerships to provide training through internships and job shadowing and is collaborating with Randolph Community College to provide program pathways in areas where certification is required. UCA expects that over 200 students will complete the higher level course in their respective pathway annually. Golden LEAF funds will be used for training equipment for the Career Academy.

Chris Wheat207 Eagle LaneAsheboro, North Carolina 27205-0846(336) 707-2758
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