Your free gateway to education, job training, and employment from College and Career Readiness NCWorks NextGen. Earn $1,500 while you work and learn.
What You Will Learn
NCWorks NextGen can truly change your life. NextGen is a comprehensive education, training, and employment program for young adults ages 16–24 with one or more barriers to employment. The program can help you plan, prepare, and launch a career in a high-demand field. Our knowledgeable and caring advisors will help you every step of the way.
If you complete the recorded online information session, or to request that we contact you with general information about the program, complete the contact form. We will call you or email you within two business days. If you are unable to attend an information session, contact us.
Schedule an appointment with NextGen. If you have questions or need help obtaining a document, contact us. You will need to bring the following required documents to your appointment:
original Social Security card: with your signature, un-laminated
original birth certificate
driver’s license or picture ID card (proof of residence): learner’s permit, government ID, DMV/state ID card, school ID, etc. (If the address on your ID does not match your current address, bring a document with your name and current address, such as a bill, government document or paystub.)
proof of citizenship/right to work: birth certificate, passport, Permanent Residence card (Green Card), or work permit
public assistance verification (if applicable): TANF (Work First), SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI, etc. — letter from agency including amount received per month. We can help you obtain this document if needed.
income verification (if applicable): If you have worked recently, please provide proof of the last six months or proof of public assistance
school records: your most recent diploma or transcript (if you graduated from high school)
pregnant/parenting (if applicable): birth certificates for child(ren); if currently pregnant with first child no specific document is required
if male, age 18 or older: Selective Service registration confirmation (letter printout from sss.gov)
other documents about challenges (if applicable): homeless, foster care, offender, disability
If you qualify for the program, you will move forward with attending the required Working Smart (work readiness) class. After you successfully complete the Working Smart class, you will attend an online Academic Enrichment course that will help you:
prepare for the placement test to take for-college-credit courses (if you have graduated from high school)
work towards completing your high school equivalency to finish school (if you have not graduated from high school)