Events

Join us for two great workshops that go great together!

Preparing for the Job Search

Losing your job can be overwhelming and stressful. We’ll help you cope with your job loss and figure out your next steps!

Topics include:

  • Dealing with feelings
  • 20 actions to consider taking in your job search
  • Networking: the most important action
  • Identifying and presenting your competitive advantages
  • How your time should be spent

This workshop will be held on Monday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Did you know 94 percent of recruiters use, or plan to use, social media for recruiting?

But only 36% of job-seekers are active on LinkedIn, 40% are active on Twitter and 83% are active on Facebook. During this presentation, you’ll learn how to get started on Twitter and get an overview of the key job-search features that are available on Twitter and Facebook. This workshop can save you a significant amount of time over learning it on your own, and you’ll leave knowing how to fully leverage these sites for your job search.

We’ll see you on Tuesday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.!

Register for both of these workshops on NCWorks Online. If you’ve not yet registered on that site, you’ll need to do that first.

If you have registered, follow these steps to reserve your seat at one of these sessions:

1. Log in to your NCWorks Onine account
2. Go to the MY CALENDAR WIDGET
3. Click on the 2nd line of text under the calendar image: ___ UPCOMING EVENTS
4. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. For LWIA/REGION select “Charlotte Works Work Force Development Board.” For OFFICE LOCATION select Charlotte/Mecklenburg Employer Engagement Center”
5. Click on FILTER
6. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at bottom of page



What are you doing the week of September 22?

Hopefully, we’ll see you at the Employer Engagement Center on West Morehead Street!

We’ve got all kinds of great workshops to help ramp up your job search for the fall: there are still seats left for sessions on On-The-Job Training grants, resume development and interview strategies, purposeful living, networking and more.

You can even learn basic computer skills (new!) or how to best use NCWorks Online.

Check out the schedule! [links to PDF]

Speaking of NCWorks Online, if you’ve not yet registered on that site, you’ll need to do that first.

If you have registered, follow these steps to reserve your seat at one of these sessions:

1. Log in to your NCWorks ONline account
2. Go to the MY CALENDAR WIDGET
3. Click on the 2nd line of text under the calendar image: ___ UPCOMING EVENTS
4. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. For LWIA/REGION select “Charlotte Works Work Force Development Board.” For OFFICE LOCATION select Charlotte/Mecklenburg Employer Engagement Center”
5. Click on FILTER
6. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at bottom of page



There are still seats left for Managing Financially Through Crisis

How do you handle your financial affairs during transition? Your bills may be piled up on the table and you’re wondering if you can afford to pay any of them this month. You may have medical bills, school tuition, be close to foreclosure or bankruptcy. You may even find yourself okay with severance for a few months, but then what? You are certainly not alone.

If you’ve felt any of this anxiety, join us for this back-by-popular-demand workshop on Tuesday, September 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Our presenters will cover the fundamentals of money management and offer legal insights to consider when facing difficult financial decisions in the midst of unemployment. In addition, you’ll learn about resources and tools that can help you survive through these challenging moments.

You must be registered in NCWorks Online (www.ncworks.gov) and have attended a Charlotte Works orientation to register for this workshop.

a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account (www.ncworks.gov)
b. Go to the MY CALENDAR widget
c. Click on the 2nd line of text under the calendar image: ____ UPCOMING EVENTS
d. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. For LWIA/Region, select “Charlotte Works Work Force
Development Board.” For Office Location, select "Charlotte/Mecklenburg Employment Engagement Center"
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 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