The Youth Business Connector (YBC) was developed by Charlotte Works as a collaboration among employers, schools and community organizations working together to build career education partnerships in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
Whether you’re a student seeking work-based learning opportunities, an employer seeking talented future employees or an educator seeking to give students valuable real-world work experience, the YBC is the place to make the connection.
Dedicate 12 to 15 hours a week to job-seekers as part of your community outreach programs. (Schedules are flexible and based on your operating hours.)
Provide a minimum of 100 square feet of heated/air-conditioned space with adequate insurance coverage, a high-speed Internet connection and electricity. (Charlotte Works will provide computers and software for job-seekers' use.)
Assist job-seekers with online job-searching, resume preparation and connections to community resources. (Charlotte Works will train volunteers and/or staff.)
Our Working Smart Program is designed to enhance skills such as communication, problem-solving, time management, and accountability for job seekers. This serves to strengthen Charlotte’s job candidates.
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