Events

What are you doing next week? Planning to join us for one of these great workshops? Great!

On-The-Job Training Grants
Monday, March 9
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.
On-The-Job Training grants are available for Mecklenburg County employers to hire and train dislocated workers in new positions and get reimbursed for a portion of their salaries during the training period! Learn how to work the OJT Grant incentive into your re-employment campaign strategy.

Resume Development
Wednesday, March 11
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.
Not getting any results when submitting your resume? Understand the role technology plays in getting your resume seen. Assess your skills and attributes and discover how to “sell” those qualities in your resume. You’ll also learn to write cover letters, follow-ups and other necessary correspondence to land the job. If you have a resume, bring it.

Back by popular demand! Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday, March 11
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.
Puzzled by your PC? Insecure about the Internet? Wondering about Word? Join us for Basic Computer Skills, an introductory, interactive workshop designed for people with little-to-no computer experience! By the time we’re done, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a confident computer user who knows how to open programs, save files and use email: all the skills you need to conduct an effective job search and set you on the path to success in your career!

New! Career GPS Toolkit: Your Guide to Getting There
Thursday, March 12
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.
Finding a new job can be daunting, intimidating and ego-deflating. Have you asked for directions yet? We have navigational guides and tools to get you to your next career! You’ll be able to quickly access hot links to websites, templates and career-related articles that will move you closer to your employment goals.

Strategic Networking
Thursday, March 12
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.
Networking is the single most important strategy in the job search. Research indicates that more than 70 percent of new positions are obtained that way. Join us for a practical, lively presentation on how to build your professional network and leverage it in your job-search process. You’ll also receive tips on how to structure a networking meeting.

Knock 'Em Dead: Interview Workshop
Thursday, March 12
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.
Do you get nervous during an interview because you want to do well? In this workshop, you’ll acquire tips to help you feel confident and prepared. Learn to dress for the part, use appropriate language, ask questions and prepare for the interview

Register to attend any of these workshops on NCWorks Online: 

  1. Log in to your NCWorks.gov account
  2. Go to the MY CALENDAR box
  3. Click on the 2nd line of text (“____ UPCOMING EVENTS”) under the calendar image
  4. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. For LWIA/Region, select “Charlotte Works Work Force Development Board.” For Office Location, select "NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St." or NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr.”
  5. Click on FILTER
  6. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page



Are you a veteran looking for work?

Join us for our all-new Veterans Back in the Workforce workshop on Thursday, March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the NCWorks Career Center at 5601 Executive Center Dr. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to de-militarize your resume, highlight transferable skills gained from military positions and understand the do’s and the don’ts of successfully completing a job application.

Register to attend on NCWorks Online:

  1. Log in to your NCWorks.gov account
  2. Go to the “My Calendar” box
  3. Click on the hyperlinked number on the 2nd line of text under the calendar (“__Upcoming Events”)
  4. Click on “Show Filter Criteria.” For LWIA/Region, select “Charlotte Works Work Force
  5. Development Board.” For Office Location, select "NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St." or “NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr.”
  6. Click on “Filter”
  7. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on “Register” at the bottom of the page



Check out these great workshops coming in March at your NCWorks Career Centers!

Project Management – Getting Started
Monday, March 2, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.

Are you considering a new career in project management? This session will introduce you to the essential components of the job, critical success factors and common challenges. Learn specific details on training and certification options including web sites, costs, prerequisites, etc. Bring your questions!

Rebranding Your Skills
Tuesday, March 3 AND Tuesday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.

Expand your job-search prospects by rebranding your skills. This two-part workshop will teach you to identify the skills you’ve gained in the past and present them in a way that catches the attention of the employers that can move you to a new job or even a new industry.

Interview Strategies
Wednesday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St.

Review the dynamics of the interview process from pre-planning to follow-up. Time will be spent with behavior-based questions and learning the questions applicants should ask potential employers.

Network Effectively: Making Yourself Memorable
Thursday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.

Have you ever been discouraged about finding a job because “it’s all about who you know, not what you know?” Attend this workshop and learn how to work the room. You’ll learn the importance of networking and the basic skills to make yourself memorable.

Register to attend any of these workshops on NCWorks Online:

  1. Log in to your NCWorks.gov account
  2. Go to the “My Calendar” box
  3. Click on the hyperlinked number on the 2nd line of text under the calendar (“__Upcoming Events”)
  4. Click on “Show Filter Criteria.” For LWIA/Region, select “Charlotte Works Work Force
  5. Development Board.” For Office Location, select "NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St." or “NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr.”
  6. Click on “Filter”
  7. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on “Register” at the bottom of the page



Take advantage of FREE tax preparation!

Community Link’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are now open to assist eligible individuals ($53,000 and less household income) with free income tax assistance.

You can schedule appointments on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Goodwill Industries’ Tax Day (2122 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, 28208) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule an appointment now or call 704-761-VITA (8482) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.You can access other sites throughout the city; you can find a complete list of VITA tax sites with additional details here.

Note that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to provide the following:

  • picture ID for both taxpayer and spouse if married filing joint return;
  • both individuals must be present to complete the return if married filing joint return;
  • Social Security cards /or ITIN cards for taxpayer, spouse and dependents listed on the return;
  • all income statements: W-2, 1099, 1099-R, SS benefits statement and other sources;
  • identification number for child care provider;
  • 1098 –T tuition statement for college and technical school students;
  • account and routing numbers of your financial institution (for direct deposit of any refund); and
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C; Affordable Health Care statements.

An optional helpful item is a copy of last year’s tax return.


AARP offers free tax prep

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) also offers tax counseling for the elderly. These sites specialize in assisting seniors, but are not limited to those returns. The income guideline is $72,000 and less household income.

Customers must call the number of the AARP/TCE site to schedule an appointment. Find the complete list of eight AAPR/TCE sites throughout Mecklenburg County.

Note that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to provide the following:

  • picture ID for both taxpayer and spouse if married filing joint return;
  • both individuals must be present to complete the return if married filing joint return;
  • Social Security cards /or ITIN cards for taxpayer, spouse and dependents listed on the return;
  • all income statements: W-2, 1099, 1099-R, SS benefits statement and other sources;
  • identification number for child care provider;
  • 1098 –T tuition statement for college and technical school students;
  • account and routing numbers of your financial institution (for direct deposit of any refund); and
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C; Affordable Health Care statements.

An optional helpful item is a copy of last year’s tax return.




CPCC Now Enrolling!

The Collision Repair Technology Program is currently enrolling students.  For more information, please visit www.cpcc.edu/transport_systems.

Emergency Medical Services Training Courses Available! For more information regarding CPCC’s EMT and Paramedic programs visit www.cpcc.edu/emstraining

BLET-Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, visit www.cpcc.edu/public_safety/blet today!   

CPCC Information Session for NC Back-to-Work Grant:

The new NC Back-to-work program provides short-term job training & retraining, employability skills and industry recognized credentials to unemployed North Carolinians. If you are a North Carolina resident, have received unemployment for at  least 26 weeks or have exhausted your unemployment benefits, you may qualify. Students receive free tuition, books & supplies, as well as assistance with job placement and resume writing. Course areas include Computer Training, Automotive, HVAC, Flexography, Construction & Welding. For additional information, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/changingcareers/backtowork. Available spaces are filling quickly!


Other Events:

http://career.uncc.edu/events/program/10

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/topic/jobs/

http://events.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/career+services

http://www.jwu.edu/departments.aspx?id=53820

http://www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com/career_fairs/

http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career_fairs

http://www.carouselexpo.com/north_carolina.htm