Events

CALENDAR NOTE:

All three NCWorks Careers will also close on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day. 


Important notice: Hours are changing at all three NCWorks Career Centers

Please note that the hours of operation of all three Charlotte NCWorks Career Centers are changing effective Monday, June 6: 

All three Centers will close every Friday at 2 p.m.

The Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, it will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. And on Friday, the Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Spring into action with job-search resources at NCWorks Career Centers!

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops through May 27!

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* DISC: Your Secret Interviewing and Communication Weapon
Wednesday, May 25
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

This fun and interactive class will help you assess what your DISC communication style is; understand how you communicate; how to quickly identify the style of your interviewer(s) and networking contacts; and how to adjust your conversation style to better match the person with whom you are speaking. It’s your secret interviewing and communication weapon!

Register to attend this workshop 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!

Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster!

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:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 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.

The last evening orientation session was held on Wednesday, April 20 (at W. Morehead Street). That’s right: we no longer offer orientations on the second and third Wednesdays of each month. Don’t worry! Our Career Center remains open, with staff in the Resource Center to assist you and a workshop or two. And you can now attend an orientation and get started quicker, making your entry into the NCWorks program more convenient and efficient for you!

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), on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  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 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.


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.




Other Events:

UNC Charlotte Career Center 

Johnson & Wales University Career Center

Central Piedmont Community College Career Center

Queens University of Charlotte Career Center

Johnson C. Smith University Center for Career & Professional Development

Charlotte Business Journal's Event Calendar 

The Charlotte Observer's Event Calendar

Coast to Coast Career Fairs

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