Connecting the classroom to careers: Youth Business Connector launches

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works launched the Youth Business Connector (YBC), a new free, online tool that connects employers and educators to provide real-world career experiences for students, at a press conference on April 8. Nearly 60 guests packed the large classroom at the Employer Engagement Center to learn about this first and only tool of its kind in […]

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Sectors are cool: Our five interactive career paths are now live!

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’ve not checked out the Charlotte Works website lately, here’s a great reason: our new interactive career paths are now live! The pathways explore the 10-county Charlotte region’s five hottest industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and supply chain management. Each pathway highlights careers by education level and area of specialization, with job […]

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Employer Extra

Charlotte Works Staff

This month, we introduce Employer Extra, a new quarterly column aimed at providing employers with advice and information to help them find, hire and train the best employees.   Attracting the right candidates: the modern job posting It’s important to understand that a job description is both a recruitment tool and a marketing document. Its outcome […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are often a time for reflection and thanksgiving. Charlotte, as a growing community, has much to be thankful for. The partnerships, volunteers, businesses and staff at Charlotte Works work year-round to ensure that job-seekers who want to return to work or improve their career opportunities have the tools to be successful. According to […]

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New web portal connects youth, businesses

Charlotte Works Staff

Many reports and studies show that the skills gap is increasing at a rapid pace. Thousands of positions go unfilled every day because of the lack of a skilled workforce. Education requirements are also on the rise. A high school diploma alone may no longer lead to a successful, sustainable career. Educating our youth about […]

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Charlotte Works is out and about

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a busy few weeks for Charlotte Works! We’ve travelled near and far to share stories about our success with local and state elected officials and national policymakers: On October 28, president and CEO Steve Partridge attended the Charlotte City Council’s dinner meeting to educate council members about our work. He shared information about […]

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Are you a youth? Are you a business? Want to connect?

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program is about to help make that happen with an online tool designed to connect Mecklenburg County students and employers to build a pipeline of qualified future employees. Youth Business Connector (YBC) will serve the community as a clearinghouse of work-based learning opportunities for area youth, including those who are both […]

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New in-school program aims to engage more youth, fill talent pipeline

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“We have to begin to close the skills gap with youth, because it’s not going happen with our seasoned workers alone,” says Youth Works Director Danielle Frazier to describe the overall goal of the initiative’s new in-school program, set to launch with the 2013 – 2014 school year. “It’s about getting youth to see the […]

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