Events

CALENDAR NOTES:

All three NCWorks Career Centers will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 6, for staff training. The Resource Center at the W. Morehead St. location will remain open and staffed for your use. We'll re-open on Monday, May 9. Thanks for your patience!

All three NCWorks Career Center will also close at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 13, for staff training. No Resource Centers will be open during this time. Thanks for your patience!


Kick off a new month with job-search resources at your NCWorks Career Centers!

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops May 3 to 12!

Beyond the Resume
Tuesday, May 3 & 10
Thursday, May 5 & 12
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Come learn how to make your resume stand out and land in an employer’s hands! In this workshop series led by Central Piedmont Community College (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.


*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Staying Positive and Energized in the Search Process
Wednesday, May 4
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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.


CPCC Information Session: Growing Business Careers
Monday, May 9
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Are you thinking about a career in business or as an entrepreneur? CPCC has classes in small business, business law, entrepreneurship and finance to equip you with tools to compete for positions within the business community. Learn about the advantages of CPCC’s business program and discover a world of potential careers.


*NEW* CPCC Information Session: Sustainable Technical Careers in Electrical and HVAC
Tuesday, May 10
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Wednesday, May 11
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Join us to learn about CPCC's construction technologies division and careers as an electrical or HVAC technician. Program graduates have opportunities to interact with industry partners such as Siemens, Trane, Carrier and Duke Energy. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss!


*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Preparing and Sustaining a Successful Job Search
Tuesday, May 10
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, the importance of networking and effective time management and how to avoid red flags on your resume that scream “don’t hire me!” Learn how to stay positive and active in your job search.


New Light — Criminal Expungements
Tuesday, May 10
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Attorney Shawna Howard leads this overview of the types of expungements available for individuals with a criminal record. Come learn the procedures for having dismissals and convictions removed from your record. You’ll also learn about potential options for those who don’t qualify for expungements.

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.



Attention active duty and military veterans

Charlotte Bridge Home, the USO and the Carolina Panthers are sposoring a one-day Veteran Employment & Community Expo on Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium (800 S. Mint St., 28202).

This event is free to all active-duty and military veterans, but you must pre-register to get connected with local employers seeking to hire veterans as well as community organizations offering programming and support for vets.

Register, upload your resume and prepare for same-day interviews.


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 your NCWorks Career Centers:

NCWorks Career Center - W. Morehead St. 
1401 W. Morehead St., Ste. 100 (28208)
 
Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 

NCWorks Career Center - Executive Center Dr. 
5601 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100 (28212) 
Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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) is launching 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 will start in January and 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

Carousel Expo Job Fair Directory