MeckEd Student Khamiah Alderman is an Outstanding Teen

MeckEd Student Khamiah Alderman is an Outstanding Teen

October 16, 2018 | Shameika Rhymes

The average high school teens are worried about their immediate future, but Vance High School student Khamiah Alderman is looking down the road past college and medical school. Despite facing obstacles, Khamiah is working hard to achieve her dreams.  From holding over a 4.0 GPA, volunteering at places like Promising Pages, to participating in school […]

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Young Adults Reach for the Stars to Increase their Economic Mobility

July 31, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

  About a dozen young adults from the NextGen program from Central Piedmont Community College and ResCare Workforce Services participated in WTVI PBS Charlotte’s 3-D Project program. Next Gen is a Charlotte Works program that helps young adults (ages 16 to 24) facing employment barriers to gain work experience, enter the job market, complete educational […]

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Unemployment is low, except for Charlotte’s Youth

July 17, 2018 Alyssa Brown

As Mecklenburg County reaches its lowest unemployment rate in years, many businesses are  struggling with a labor shortage and job-seekers are finding a wealth of job opportunities. Nationally, this has decreased overall, as well as for minority populations including women, black, and Hispanic job-seekers. For one group, unemployment remains much higher than average. Youth between […]

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News and notes

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Spring is so on at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out all our exciting news: Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Marinella Hume Casting seeks paid background performers for “Shots Fired,” a 20th Century Fox television show now shooting in Charlotte. Casting crews will be at the NCWorks Career Center at 7140 […]

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Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Twenty-year-old Shavona Mann wears a bright smile, knowing that she’s on track to achieve her goals. She wears that smile knowing the obstacles she’s overcome and the challenges that she continues to face. Her journey shows that anything is possible with focus and a support system. In November, family members encouraged Mann to participate in […]

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New Year’s resolution

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. The first few weeks have seen volatility in world equity markets, and soon we’ll finally see the beginning of the presidential election cycle. We’ve also seen year-end job numbers that seem to defy the global slow-down. As I look closer to home, l see construction cranes […]

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Newest CARE3 site encourages trafficking survivors to dream

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Two million children are sexually exploited worldwide each year, according to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (1). Survivor leader Antonia “Neet” Childs is on a mission to equip girls to leave “the life” of sex trafficking and market their minds instead of their bodies. “Our gifts will keep us out […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We wish you and your families and friends the very happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to celebrating your success in the new year!   Career Centers closed for the holidays Your three NCWorks Career Centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23 through 25, in observance of Christmas. We’ll re-open at 8 […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility for youth

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region. Harvard University and the University of California – Berkeley published a study in May 2015 examining upward economic mobility for children living in large metropolitan areas. The study used a sample of low-income children […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

There are all kinds of things to be thankful for at your NCWorks Career Centers! (And although it may seem like the “all youth, all the time” version of News and notes, read on! There’s more, we promise!)   Youth introduced to growing project management industry There will be almost 6.2 million U.S. jobs in […]

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