Events

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

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops July 19 to 28!

Staying Positive and Energized in the Search Process 
Tuesday, July 19
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Join us to 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.

Beyond the Resume Series
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Interviewing Techniques Do's and Don'ts: Ethics in the Workplace 
Tuesday, July 19

Building Your Resume 
Thursday, July 21

Come learn how to make your resume stand out and land in an employer’s hands! In this workshop series led by CPCC, you’ll identify your natural strengths and how they relate to career success, develop your personal brands and elevator speeches and learn how to ask and answer interview questions to get the job. You’ll also be able to prepare and practice for the Career Readiness Certificate.

Getting Started in Project Management
Wednesday, July 20
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Tuesday, July 26
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has become the gold-standard of project management professionals and is consistently among the top five most sought-after designations in the world. Learn more about obtaining certifications and getting the interest of hiring managers looking for someone just like you!

Power Prep Series
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Knock 'Em Dead Interviewing
Thursday, July 21

Do you get nervous during an interview? It’s completely natural because you want to do well. In this workshop, you’ll learn key tips to “knock ‘em dead” in the interview. Discuss how to dress for the part, use appropriate language, ask questions and prepare.

Shine Your Way to the Top: Applications, Cover Letters and Resumes
Tuesday, July 26

Are you taking the job-application process too lightly? In this workshop, you’ll learn the dos and don’ts for successfully completing job applications. Learn how to tailor your responses, keep your application consistent with your resume and more.

LinkedIn on Training Wheels 
Thursday, July 21
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

LinkedIn on Training Wheels: A Primer for the LinkedIn Challenged is a practical, hands-on workshop designed for the beginner. We’ll empower you to build your profile and grow your network! Participants must have an email account.

Creating a Dynamic Job-Search Process 
Tuesday, July 26
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Have you lost your job and feel overwhelmed trying to figure out the next steps in getting re-employed? Join Jim Wollin for a discussion on ways to cope with your job loss, how to structure your daily job-search activities and more. Learn how to stay positive and active in your job search.

Streamline Your Way to a Better Job with Six Sigma Certification 
Wednesday, July 27
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Thursday, July 28
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Thursday, July 28
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

In today’s challenging workforce, the professional development addition of the CPCC Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification puts an individual in an exclusive group among his/her peers. Earning a Six Sigma Certification demonstrates the highest level of experience and understanding of process improvement processes sought after in today’s global economy. Join us to learn how achieving the CPCC Six Sigma Certification can put YOU in an exclusive group among peers – and grab the interest of hiring managers looking for someone just like you!

Defying Ageism in the Job-Search Process 
Thursday, July 28
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Have you been told you’re over-qualified for a position you thought was a good fit? Not getting any “hits” on internet job submissions? Ever get a bad vibe at the very start of an interview as soon as you met the recruiter? All these things could be indicators that your age might be a “negative” in the search.

Frank Powell brings his 30-year human resources, sales and career transition services experiences to lead a provocative discussion about ageism in the job search and what you can do to mitigate age impacts in the process. You’ll learn how to increase productivity and enhance morale by proactively dealing with generational issues in the workplace.


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.




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Central Piedmont Community College Career Center

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Johnson C. Smith University Center for Career & Professional Development

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