Many times, a new job or promotion will require specific skills. If you don’t have the necessary skills, don’t give up. There are many options for training and skill-building.


  • Organizations like Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Charlotte Works ( offer job skills training and job search support.
  • Many employers offer training programs for new hires or current employees. For example, Atrium Health’s Rise to Success program offers support for tuition and books to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools graduates who want to pursue entry-level jobs in healthcare.
  • Many employers offer career coaching services to help you plan a career path. Ask your employer if it would be possible to job-shadow someone in the higher job you seek. Leverage your demonstrated commitment to get a mentor in your organization who can support your growth.