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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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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Second youth intern joins staff for summer work experience

Charlotte Works Staff

Destiny Black, a recent graduate of Garinger High School, has joined Diamond Grier as a summer youth intern at Charlotte Works. She comes to us from the Urban League’s LYTE (Linking Youth to Technology Through Education) program. Black will engage in a combination of observation and actual work, including attending orientations, workshops and meetings of […]

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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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