Events

Launch your new career in Fiber Optics!

Charlotte Works and our Workforce Development Partners are excited to announce a pilot training program in fiber optics installation. Area agencies have developed the FREE training program where job-seekers can earn a certificate of completion/Fiber Optic Nanodegree to pursue a career as an installer.

Benefits of the Fiber Optic Training Program:

  • It’s FREE
  • It’s short term: The two-week training runs Monday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 8
  • Flexible options to train online or in-person
  • A Nanodegree is awarded upon training completion
  • A hiring event for candidates who successfully complete training
  • Open to anyone in the Greater Charlotte area; candidates do NOT have to live in Mecklenburg County to participate

How to Enroll 

Sign up by Friday, Sept. 16, to participate in this pilot program. Click here to self-enroll or visit one of our NCWorks Career Centers:

1401 West Morehead Street, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28208
704.206.1350

5601 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28212
704.566.2870

7140 Forest Point Boulevard, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28217
704.565.6865

View the Career Readiness Guide to learn more about careers in fiber optics installation and eligibility requirements.


NCWorks Career Centers are here to help you with a successful job search!!

Register to attend any -- or all of! -- these workshops on NCWorks Online:

a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account
b. Go to the MY CALENDAR widget
c. Click on the 2nd line of text (“____ UPCOMING EVENTS”) under the calendar image
d. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. The LWIA/Region should be set on "Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board." For Office Location select either NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr., NCWorks Career Center-Forest Point Blvd. or NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St. For Event Category select "None Selected."
e. Click on FILTER.
f. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page.


Change is good!

Not change in your pocket (although we like that, too!) … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program!

The two things you need to know:

You don’t have to register to attend an orientation at the NCWorks Career Centers at W. Morehead Street and Executive Center Drive. That’s because we offer a quick, engaging session that will give you the basics about our programs and services and then immediately connect you with an NCWorks team member who’ll get you started. Orientations are offered multiple times throughout the day, so you can walk in and attend the next available session – no registration required. 

W. Morehead Street Orientations:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m.

Executive Center Drive Orientations:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.

We hope you’ll be as excited about these changes as we are! We look forward to serving you soon!




Get a leg up in the job search with a CRC!

Why should you get an N.C. Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) from Charlotte Works & CPCC?

  • N.C. companies (BB&T, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Duke Energy, DuPont, Pepsi and more) are looking for candidates who have the CRC.
  • You can use the CRC on your resume. 
  • The CRC is nationally recognized.
  • Having the CRC can rank you higher than other candidates. 
  • The CRC improves your chances for success in entry-level positions and makes you more promotable.

Learn more about the N.C. Career Readiness Certificate. 

Join us for CRC Information Sessions at NCWorks Career Center - Executive Center Dr., 5601 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100 (28212)! Check the schedule on NCWorks Online to grab your seat Stick around after the session for a hands-on CRC lab experience! A dedicated Central Piedmont Community College proctor will get started with this *FREE* class! Onsite enrollment is required.

You must register to attend these information sessions on NCWorks Online and complete an in-class registration and tuition-waiver forms.

a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account
b. Go to the MY CALENDAR widget
c. Click on the 2nd line of text (“____ UPCOMING EVENTS”) under the calendar image
d. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. The LWIA/Region should be set on "Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board." For Office Location select NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr. For Event Category select "None Selected."
e. Click on FILTER.
f. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page.


CPCC launches hospitality certificate program

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has launched a new hospitality certificate program that could help you launch a new career in hotel service!

This comprehensive pre-employment skills training program provides you with the skills necessary to find employment in the hospitality industry as a room attendant. Training topics include: customer service; computers; hotel branding; maintaining a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment; blood-borne pathogens; ergonomics; housekeeping skills; green initiatives and more. It includes both classroom training and job-shadowing.

The three-week certification program has a limited number of full scholarships available.

Learn more, including how to apply, on CPCC's website or by calling 704.330.4223.




Other Events:

UNC Charlotte Career Center 

Johnson & Wales University Career Center

Central Piedmont Community College Career Center

Queens University of Charlotte Career Center

Johnson C. Smith University Center for Career & Professional Development

Charlotte Business Journal's Event Calendar 

The Charlotte Observer's Event Calendar

Coast to Coast Career Fairs

Carousel Expo Job Fair Directory