A Year of Change
The past year has brought some major changes to Charlotte Works: in July 2014, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), new legislation that strengthens the role of local workforce boards and our connections to employers. The law modernizes the 15-year-old Workforce Investment Act (WIA) by increasing accountability and emphasizing regional cooperation and planning.
Expenditures for Program Year (PY) 2014–2015: $7.7 million
Youth pre-apprenticeship program kicks off at CATS
Community partners packed a training classroom at theCharlotte Area Transit System(CATS) maintenance facility in June to launch a pre-apprenticeship pathways program. Four students who are enrolled in Charlotte Works’ Youth Worksprogram are participating in classroom and hands-on training that includes topics such astransit care, informationtechnology, operations and finance. The pre-apprenticeship closely mirrors the training program that new technicians complete after being hired by CATS.
Want to learn more about how we’re advancing an integrated and highly skilled workforce and contributing to the Charlotte region’s economic development? Feel free to download our latest annual reports!