Career and Technical Education
Business/Industry Fieldtrips

A Business/Industry field trip is a work based learning opportunity for normally a group of students accompanied by a certified teacher.  The field trip allows students to observe, ask questions and learn from the experience of being on an actual worksite.  Business/Industry Field Trips extends the learning environment beyond the school building, thus emphasizing the relationship between school and work.

Work-Based Learning Groups 

A great way for students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to learn about a variety of careers is through work-based learning groups.   The groups expose students to specialty areas within a general career field.  The group meets weekly for approximately 10 weeks at different locations.  Most work-based learning groups do not allow for hands-on training but do allow students to decide in which area they might like to complete a one-on-one internship in the future.  The groups meet one day per week usually from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.  On select days, group times may vary.

A list of current work-based learning groups that we offer are:


Law Group


Students will visit the courthouse and various law firms to hear from judges, prosecutors and attorneys from a variety of specialty areas. Students will also tour the Mecklenburg County Jail and Charlotte School of Law. Group topics include the judicial process, immigration law, sports law, corporate law, civil litigation, white collar crime, medical malpractice law, and family law.   


Engineering Group


Students will learn about the various areas of engineering. The areas of civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, biomedical and structural engineering are the focus of this work-based learning group.  Participating companies may include Flextronics, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Duke Energy, Joe Gibbs Racing Team, Optima Engineering, and Lane Construction.  Students will also visit UNCC to learn more about various engineering programs.


Health Science Group


There are a multitude of careers in the health science field.  Students may hear from a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, physical therapist, pediatrician, radiologist, veterinarian, OB-GYN, psychiatrist, nurses and other medical professionals in a variety of specialty areas. 


Hospitality and Tourism Group


Students learn about the various areas of hospitality and tourism field.  Students will visit many hospitality and tourism sites and learn about career opportunities. Sites may include Time Warner Arena, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte Convention Center, NASCAR, Great Wolf Lodge, Johnson and Wales University, and Charlotte Douglas Airport to name a few. 


Please contact your school's Career Development Coordinator if you are interested in participating in a group internship.