Youth Works gets a new name and look

Youth Works gets a new name and look

June 1, 2017 | Katrina Louis

Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program is now NCWorks NextGen! In an effort to collectively communicate impact, the rebranding now aligns North Carolina’s 23 workforce development boards that serve Title I youth and young adults under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Determining whether young adults are eligible to participate in the NCWorks NextGen program […]

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Career Pathway Conference 2.0 maps strategy for rollout

May 22, 2017 Katrina Louis

North Carolina began the year with a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and a 9.4 percent under-employment rate, slightly higher than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Charlotte Works, we know that whether a job-seeker is unemployed or under-employed, searching for a new job can be frustrating and overwhelming. That’s why […]

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From intern to employee: Israel Garcia-Perez models success of collaboration

April 21, 2017 Katrina Louis

Two years ago, Israel Garcia-Perez sat in a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility ready to begin his first day as an intern in the pre-apprenticeship pathways program. A partnership among Charlotte Works, CATS and the City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), it gives classroom training and hands-on […]

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Career Center closing with aspirations of a new supercenter

December 15, 2016 Katrina Louis

Our NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close effective Jan. 20 and consolidate its services to two existing centers located at 5601 Executive Center Drive in east Charlotte and 7140 Forest Point Blvd. in southwest Charlotte. Currently, the Executive Center and Forest Point locations serve job-seekers residing in nearly 100 zip codes […]

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System Change and Justice, letter from Charlotte Works President/CEO

November 30, 2016 Katrina Louis

Dear Community, As many of us waited in anticipation in the case against Officer Bradley Vinson, the reminders of protests related to the shooting of Keith Scott looms in our minds. Most important, many of us imagine the social and economic disparities that lead to mistrust no matter our desires for justice. As today is a difficult […]

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Charlotte Works announces new President & CEO

September 12, 2016 Katrina Louis

After a comprehensive national search, Charlotte Works has appointed Patrick Graham as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1. Graham comes aboard with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience – the last 15 of which have been in Charlotte – spanning workforce development, education and social service programs. Most recently, Graham […]

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