The schools in and around the greater Mecklenburg County metropolitan area have long been considered some of the best in North Carolina. But now, young families looking to buy a house in Charlotte may have even more reason to pursue the path toward homeownership.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offers students the chance to learn a number of skills and trades through its Career and Technical Education courses, according to local NBC television news affiliate WCNC. Lately, these training classes – such as cosmetology, culinary arts and horticulture, among others – have been gaining popularity with students, as well as their parents.
"This is something I wanted to do for a long time, and it's just great that I get to do it in high school," Aaron Canon, a high school junior, told the news source about his desire to become a licensed cosmetologist. "It's just great."
While courses equip students with knowledge they will need to prosper after graduating high school, many pupils currently enrolled in these classes have plans for higher education.
Natalie Cunningham, a North Mecklenburg High School student studying Introduction to Culinary Arts, told WCNC she hopes to attend the local institution Johnson and Wales University in the future.
Those interested in purchasing residential property in or around the Queen City can benefit by enlisting the assistance of one of the professional agents at Lodestone Real Estate. Using the firm's expansive database of area houses, they can find buyers the perfect home.