Youth finds skill, job, acceptance through YouthWorks program

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Galo Saladin is not shy. He’s not shy about telling you that he only got into maintenance work for the money. (He really wants to go into horticulture and dreams of working his own organic farm one day.) He’s not shy about telling you about his past as “not-the-greatest-kid in high school.” (“I’m not gonna […]

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Hope, patience and time lead to success for Youth Works student

October 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“Having no job, not being in school and living in a single-parent home led me to feel hopeless,” says 20-year-old LaQuisha Davis. The 2012 Harding University High School-graduate attended one semester at South Carolina State University, but was forced to leave because she couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. Bored and flipping through the JobFinder USA […]

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Enhancements make Youth Business Connector easier for employers, educators to connect

Charlotte Works Staff

The Youth Business Connector (YBC) is a web-based clearinghouse developed through a collaboration among employers, schools and community organizations that are working together to build career education partnerships in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Through relevant career education opportunities and experiences, local employers build a future pipeline of qualified employees and our region’s students gain valuable career […]

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Pop some corn! We’re making sectors cool through video

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and the Centralina Workforce Development Board have teamed up with WTVI to produce a series of five videos spotlighting young professionals who work in the hottest in-demand sectors in the region. Each video tells both the personal and professional stories of a young person in the early stages of career development. The workforce development boards and […]

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In-school youth program wraps an action-packed year

Charlotte Works Staff

In 2012, Charlotte Works’ board of directors decided to begin serving in-school youth for the first time in seven years. They wanted to engage youth while still in high school to provide the wrap-around services needed to help them graduate and become career- and/or college-ready. For the past two years, we’ve been providing education and […]

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Charlotte Works welcomes new team members

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is fortunate to have recently expanded our team of talented workforce professionals to serve you better: Jeff Adams advises clients every day in his role as career coach. He joins us from Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, where he was a career development specialist. Adams brings more than 13 years’ experience in […]

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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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New web portal connects youth, businesses

December 13, 2013 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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Our Annual Report is now available

Charlotte Works Staff

Everything you ever wanted to know about Charlotte Works’ clients and activities in the program year that ended June 30, 2013, is available at your virtual fingertips: PY12-13 Annual Report Final – HiRes. The look back at the first year of operation as “Charlotte Works” in the Employer Engagement Center includes client profiles, event and program […]

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