Challenges are no match for Youth Works teen

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

If you ask 18-year-old Wendy de Leon Hernandez about her experience in the Youth Works program, she’ll easily answer, “If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I would be.” Now enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College, Hernandez, a “deferred action” youth from Mexico, has faced obstacles, yet remained focused to achieve her goal of […]

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WIOA Spring Training: Start now for 2016!

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

“Spring training” is a deceptive title: spring training for baseball starts as early as February. And the spring quarter or semester at your local college or university actually begins in January. So although the temperature is warm now, it’s time to think about the winter. Admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. Through the […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Syreeta Ashford was laid off a year ago as a project manager with Central Parking System/SP Plus Corp., she knew it was only a matter of time before she was presented with another opportunity. In June 2014, after a friend told her about NCWorks Career […]

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“I don’t like to feel like a victim:” WIA client succeeds, wants more

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Margarita Gonzalez Rocha is a tiny woman with long black hair, a soft voice and a core of steel. Her story may have one of two effects on you: you’ll either want to just find her and hug her, or you may be inspired and motivated enough to start to create your own success story. […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed:   Elizabeth Johnson first heard about NCWorks Career Centers from her boyfriend, Ernest Smith, who had successfully completed his heavy tractor and trailer training with a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training grant secured through the NCWorks Career Center at W. Morehead Street. She visited this location […]

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WIA classroom training funds interstate certifications

Charlotte Works Staff

Is there really a difference in how a medical professional draws blood or administers an EKG from one state to another? Apparently, there is. Ask Maati Elarfji, who moved to Charlotte from Massachusetts in January after losing his job as a nurse technician when the hospital at which he’d worked since 2003 closed its doors. […]

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Don’t “fall” for the warm weather: Start the WIA Classroom Training scholarship grant process today!

Charlotte Works Staff

You may be enjoying the spring’s blue skies and green grass, but you should be thinking about fall’s yellow leaves and crunchy brown grass underfoot, says your NCWorks Career Centers’ talent development team. Just as some high school students are receiving college acceptance letters to start their next life adventure in August or September, job-seekers […]

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Employment success sometimes takes partners and perseverance

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

After nine years in the healthcare field, Gerrine Blackmon suddenly found herself jobless with three children to care for. Her journey back to employment is a story about perseverance and overcoming obstacles; it’s also a testament to the way Charlotte agencies, working in partnership, are putting lives back together. Upon losing her job, Blackmon’s first […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions in the last several months: Tyrail Commodore was a high school senior when he got involved in Youth Works under the direction of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s CLAY (Career Leadership Academy for Youth) program. Upon graduating from Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, he […]

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Grateful and hoping to give back

Charlotte Works Staff

According to the United Nations, there are more than 51 million people living as refugees, the highest number since World War II. These days, conflicts don’t so much resolve as endlessly evolve into new conflicts, and more than 10 percent of those currently displaced have been refugees for years, sometimes decades. Living in a state […]

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