Events

Take-Charge Tuesdays: Managing Your Career

Each Tuesday in April, former executive recruiter Christopher Braswell presents a different workshop designed to show you how to take charge of your career and effectively market yourself. Here’s his formula for success: start with a career plan, create a great resume, practice your interviewing skills and master job-search and networking techniques.

Join us for one or join us for all four at the NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St.

Career Planning and Management
Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
An in-depth class on how to assess your strengths, increase your marketability and plan for the career of your dreams.

Leveraging Your Resume
Tuesday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn how to maximize your accomplishments in a clear and concise way. Polish your resume with tips from an insider!

Interviewing: “Be the Square and Stay in the Box”
Tuesday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Prepare for the interview by learning the primary points of discussion, how to answer critical questions and methods to overcome any objections.

Optimizing Your Job Search and Networking Techniques
Tuesday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Discover how to leverage referrals, organize the job search and look at different networking avenues to maximize the probability of landing the job.

Register 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 "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.


DISC: YOUR SECRET INTERVIEWING & COMMUNICATION WEAPON

Want to be a hit in the interview? Be a hit with the interviewer!

DISC is a personal assessment tool used to improve communication. By discovering your degrees of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness (DISC), you’ll learn what your personal DISC communication style is and how to identify the DISC styles of other people. Then you can adjust your tone to match whomever you’re speaking with. It's your secret interviewing and communication weapon!

Join us for this back-by-popular-demand workshop on Thursday, April 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St.

Register 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 "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.



There's still time to 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.

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