Does it seem like you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck and can never get ahead? We’ll help you discover ways to break bad financial habits and become more financially aware.
Join us on Wednesday, March 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Financial Wellness to learn how to avoid common money mistakes and save more:
Financially speaking, your prosperity comes down to the choices you make and their consequences. Learn the ins-and-outs of spending, how you may view money and how you can make better choices.
Connect to our workshop schedule available on www.ncworks.gov.
If you’ve not yet registered on NCWorks Online, you’ll need to do that first.
If you have registered, follow these steps to reserve your seat at one of these sessions:
a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account
b. Go to the OTHER SERVICES tab
c. Click on APPOINTMENT CENTER
d. Choose EVENTS CALENDAR
e. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. For LWIA/Region select “Charlotte Works Work Force Development Board.” For Office Location select "Charlotte/Mecklenburg Employment Engagement Center"
f. Click on FILTER
g. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page
The City of Charlotte will host a Community Engagement Career Opportunity Fair on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police and Fire Training Center (1770 Shopton Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217).
The City encourages applicants to apply for positions of interest prior to the fair: the application will serve as your pre-registration. Other positions may be added as they come available. You can check for additional opportunities and apply online. Deadlines and close dates apply. However, applicants can apply for other available positions not listed here at the fair.
Featured positions include:
Public safety positions
Drivers and operators (CDL operators)
Labor and highly skilled
Professional and operations support
Thanks to the new REACH IT scholarship initiative, long-term unemployed and underemployed mid-level professionals will have the opportunity to apply for a training scholarship at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in health information technology (HIT) as a HIT Technical Software Support Specialist or an HIT Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist.
Want to learn more about the HIT training track? Attend a free information session to learn more. The next one will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Health Sciences/Careers Building (1335 Elizabeth Ave.), Fourth Floor, Auditorium/Room 4510.
Details, including eligibility requirements, are available on CPCC’s website.
To RSVP for one of the information session or for more information, contact Kimberly Dawson-Munn, senior recruiter in the health sciences department, at 704/330-2722, ext. 3441 or Kimberly.email@example.com.
TEACH Charlotte provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who aren’t yet licensed as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Charlotte’s highest-need schools.
Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers the most. That’s why our program is so selective; in 2013, only eight percent of all applicants successfully met our standards for admission, training and entry into the classroom.
We are seeking outstanding candidates to teach science, math, Spanish and special education, among other subjects. Teachers in these subject areas are in high demand, which leads to great job opportunities and job security. In fact, for the past two years, 100 percent of our participants who successfully completed the summer training were hired by the start of the school year or shortly thereafter.
The TEACH Charlotte training program includes:
Applications can be submitted online here and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Some subject areas have already filled up for the 2014 cohort, so apply early!
Community Link offers free tax preparation services for those whose household income is $52,000 and less through its 10 local VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Schedule an appointment online or call 704.761.VITA (8482). Assistance is available through April 15, 2014.
Community Link also offers tax counseling for the elderly at nine local VITA sites. Hours vary by site and you must call the individual site to schedule an appointment.
Students can now earn an Associate’s degree in cosmetology in Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) new program.
The 69-credit-hour program may be completed in five semesters. Credits may be transferred to a four-year college or university, and the curriculum prepares students to sit for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Licensing Exam.
Trained, licensed instructors will help students develop knowledge and skills in
The Collision Repair Technology Program is currently enrolling students for the spring semester. 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!
CPCC Information Session for REACH IT Grant:
CPCC is launching four new certificate programs in Information Technology and Health Information Technology. Individuals who qualify and are accepted into the program can complete the courses free of charge. Come learn more about the requirements for these programs that were created to fill high demand/high growth areas. For additional information, visit: http://www.cpcc.edu/reachit