Events

Join us for two great February workshops to help and inspire at your NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead St. 

Join us for two great February workshops to help and inspire at your NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead St. (1401 W. Morehead St., Ste. 100, 28208):

Resume Development
Wednesday, Feb. 4
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Not getting any results when submitting your resume? In this workshop you’ll learn the secrets of creating a winner! 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.

Staying Positive & Energized in the Search Process
Thursday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
It’s easy to get in a rut from negativity in your job search: regret letters, unreturned phone calls, worries about money, internet applications falling into the “black hole,” etc. Learn some practical tips for staying positive and upbeat in the job search process. Find out how sales professionals deal with the rejection they encounter in their jobs (hint: the job-search is a sales process and you are the product). We’ll share strategies for recharging your batteries, sharpening your skills, and displaying the positive attitude you need to win in the job market.

Register online 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." 
5. Click on FILTER
6. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page


Tune up your job search in February ...

with dynamic sessions on rebranding your skills and networking at your NCWorks Career Center - Executive Center Dr. (5601 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100, 28212)!

Rebranding Your Skills
Tuesday, Feb. 10 AND Tuesday, Feb. 17  (Two-part workshop)
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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.

Networking
Thursday, Feb. 12
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The old saying says, “It’s not what you know that counts, it’s who you know.” This can be very discouraging for job-seekers who don’t feel they know anyone who can help. Fortunately, through well-planned networking, you can get to know those people who count — the people who can help you to become successfully employed.

Register online 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-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



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, Jan. 31, at the Carole Hoefener Center (610 East 7th St., Charlotte, 28202) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 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