Events


Two topics, two exciting days at your NCWorks Career Center - W. Morehead Street!

Check out these great offerings on May 26 and 29!

Do you know “How to Survive Financially in a Crisis?”
It’s natural to feel anxiety during career transition. Managing your bills with limited or no income can be challenging.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the fundamentals of money management and offer legal insight to consider when facing difficult financial decisions in the midst of unemployment. You’ll also learn about resources, tools and encouragement that can help you survive through these challenging moments.

Come learn survival tips on Tuesday, May 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208).


Defying Ageism in the Job-search Process

Have you been told you’re over-qualified for a position you thought was a good fit for you? 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 job-finding process.

Join us for a provocative discussion about ageism in the job search and what you can do to mitigate age impacts in the process. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to increase productivity and enhance morale by proactively dealing with generational issues in the workplace.

We hope to see you on Friday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208).


Do you know “How to Identify Yourself?”

Identity is based on many things: gender, race, work, beliefs, family, skills, passions. 

How you identify yourself is especially important for success in business. What characteristics you show the world is how you will be perceived and judged. This workshop will help you explore your self-knowledge and articulate your best qualities so that you always present yourself in a confident and comfortable manner. You are more than you appear to be!

There are still seats left for this informative workshop on Thursday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208).



Get a leg up in the job search!

With an N.C. Career Readiness Certificate from Charlotte Works & CPCC

The N.C. Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) is a portable credential that shows employers that you have the basic skills necessary to be successful in a particular job. When you earn an N.C. CRC, you’re automatically eligible for the National CRC, which is recognized across state borders. Since the CRC accurately indicates whether you have the skills required to be trained in a new career, the CRC may be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree.

To earn a CRC, you'll take WorkKeys® assessments in three major areas: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. Your test results can earn a bronze, silver or gold certificate. The higher the certificate level, the more jobs you’re qualified to perform.

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

Charlotte Works and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are partnering to bring you a FREE* CRC prep class/lab!

NCWorks Career Center - W. Morehead St.
1401 W. Morehead St., Ste. 100 (28208)

May 18 through July 31
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Class will not meet May 25; June 15 to 26; July 3)

NCWorks Career Center - Executive Center Dr.
5601 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100 (28212)
May 18 through July 31
Mon., Tues., Fri.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Class will not meet May 25; July 3)

You must register to attend these labs 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 either NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr. 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.
*Tuition-free as long as you qualify for at least one of the following: currently unemployed; received notification of a pending layoff; working and eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit; and/or working and earn wages at or below 200% (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines^^.

^^Federal Earned Income Tax & Federal poverty guidelines. 




Want to explore a new career? Let CPCC and Charlotte Works help!

Join us for this brand new Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Information Session!

Information Technology: REACH IT! 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 37-percent increase in information technology (IT) job growth over the next seven years. If you’ve always been interested in IT but lack formal training, the REACH IT scholarship could be your opportunity to get involved in one of the quickest-growing industries in the region. If you’re a mid-career professional who’s unemployed or underemployed, you may be a great fit for this program!

Join us to learn how you could become a part of Charlotte’s IT talent pipeline on Tuesday, May 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at your NCWorks Career Center at 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212).

Register online at 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 Develop Board.” For Office Location, select “NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St." or “NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr." or “NCWorks Career Center-Forest Point Blvd."
  5. Click on “Filter”
  6. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on “Register” at the bottom of the page


Have you resgistered for a mock interview session yet? 

Your resume gets you an interview. Your interview gets you a job.

NEW! If you’re serious about landing a new job, register for a 60-minute, one-on-one session with a mock interview coach. Arrive for this session as you would for an actual interview.

To get the most out of the session, we suggest you attend an Interview Strategies workshop first.

These sessions are in high demand, so if you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible.

Register for a mock interview session on Tuesday, May 26 at your NC Works Career Center at 7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217). Various times are available throughout the day; check the event calendar on NCWorks Online.

Register for these one-on-one sessions online at 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 Develop Board.” For Office Location, select “NCWorks Career Center-Forest Point Blvd.”
  5. Click on “Filter”
  6. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on “Register” at the bottom of the page




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:

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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