On-The-Job Training grants help entire community

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Who wouldn’t want to be part of an initiative that fills an employer’s hiring need and puts a skilled worker back on the job – thereby strengthening the entire community? That’s a question pondered by both Sheila Hemphill, Charlotte Works’ On-The-Job Training (OJT) manager, and Shari Wright-Harley, executive director of Connections BWB, who is currently […]

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Charlotte Works’ president & CEO testifies for WIA reauthorization

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Steve Partridge, president & CEO, testified at a full hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) on June 20. The hearing, titled “Developing a Skilled Workforce for a Competitive Economy: Reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act,” explored bi-partisan reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Partridge noted that local workforce […]

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Charlotte takes bold step to close skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Although the arrival of GIZ didn’t make much of a splash in Charlotte’s local media, back in Germany the news of GIZ’s first U.S. office made front-page news across the nation. GIZ, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is the nonprofit arm of the German government that will be working with community colleges, workforce […]

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Practicing what we preach with a summer intern

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is set to welcome a summer youth intern. Diamond Grier, a rising senior at East Mecklenburg High School, is a participant of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program. She will join the staff in mid-June and work eight weeks. “We’re trying to give her exposure to all our staff and the various positions within […]

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