Events


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.


Visit NCWorks Career Centers for a leg up on your job search!

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops June 15 to 29!

CPCC Information Session: In-Demand Careers Revealed
Wednesday, June 15
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Come learn about careers in non-destructive examination (NDE) through Central Piedmont Community College’s training program. CPCC offers programs from certifications to associate degrees and prepares students to work in industries such as transportation, manufacturing and more!

Toastmasters Club
Friday, June 17
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Charlotte Works’ Toastmasters Club is a learn-by-doing workshop. Participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Peer feedback is a key part of the program’s success and your personal development. Join us twice a month and watch your confidence rise to a new level.

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Envision Yourself in Health Technology
Friday, June 17
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Discover ways to bring computer skills to the healthcare industry by learning what Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Electronic Health Records (EHR), healthcare and pharmacy software systems can do. Get hands-on experience with the tools that make these systems successful in healthcare management.

*NEW* Web Designer, Developer and Digital Strategist Information Session
Friday, June 17
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Come learn about the process of website and application development and creation from a group of expert web designers, developers and digital strategists. Explore the architecture of a website/web application, graphic design, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX), JavaScript and more. You’ll also get an introduction to enterprise systems, mobile apps and social media technology. Discover how you can enter this growing industry and a potential career.

Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success
Tuesday, June 21, to Friday, July 1 (Tuesday to Friday both weeks)
12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Employers are looking for people who not only have the technical skills and experience to do the job, but also the soft skills that lead to success. Participants in this interactive workshop should be ready to engage with instructors and peers and must commit to attending all 16 lessons over the course of two weeks.

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Networking Strategies That Land Jobs Faster
Wednesday, June 22
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Research shows that more than 70 percent of new positions are obtained through networking, which makes it the single-most powerful strategy in a job search. Join us for a practical discussion on how to build your professional network and leverage it in your job search. You’ll also learn about the psychology of networking, common mistakes and barriers and how to overcome them. Come to receive tips on how to structure a networking meeting for maximum benefit.

The 4 C’s of Employability
Friday, June 24
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)

Join us for this interactive workshop that explores effective techniques to assist you in obtaining and maintaining a job. Kris J. Fountain, certified trainer and career development coach, brings his experience, enthusiasm and expertise to this workshop, which includes subsequent one-on-one leadership coaching sessions.

*NEW* Group Coaching for Long-Term Job-Seekers
Tuesday, June 28
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Are you struggling to find your career? Join us for this motivational group workshop that will help you reach productive outcomes in your job search. Participate in reflective exercises to increase knowledge, clarify values, crystallize goals and create action steps.

*NEW* Hunting for Happiness: Managing Stress While Looking for Work
Tuesday, June 28
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Dr. Lorrie J. Miller, owner of Emind Wellness and Training, leads this informative workshop to help individuals understand the foundational aspects of managing emotional stress. Participants will walk away with practical tools for managing stress and the opportunity to assess their emotional quotient (EQ).

DISC: Your Secret Interviewing and Communication Weapon
Wednesday, June 29
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 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. 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., 12 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.

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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