WIA Classroom, On-The-Job training “a great marriage”

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

MJ Quilter took advantage of (almost) every service Charlotte Works offers in her seven-month job search. “I became unemployed in January 2013. I went to Charlotte Works for three solid months and took every class offered,” she says. “It was uplifting when I was in a down time. It not only gave me additional tools […]

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Degrees of success

Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes education can be too much of a good thing. Just ask Dynisha Faust, who, with two master’s degrees, found herself in the strange position of being both over- and under-qualified for positions in her field of information technology (IT). “In IT, they prefer you to have certifications, advanced technical skills and hands-on experience instead […]

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New web portal connects youth, businesses

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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WIA inspires HR professional to stay in field, expand education

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“I was thinking of changing my career as an employee relations specialist because I was burned out,” says Janice Thompson-Grant. “But the WIA allowed me to get my feet wet in human resources [HR] again. I always wanted to go back and get my master’s degree, but I got so caught up in my job. […]

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Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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Microsoft Training Room is open for business

Charlotte Works Staff

We are excited to share that Charlotte Works officially opened our new computer lab on November 12! The Microsoft Training Room now hosts 12 computers with Internet capabilities and a printer. As we continue to design and offer new workshops, the use of technology for experiential learning becomes increasingly important. For example, in our LinkedIn […]

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Healthy on the inside

Charlotte Works Staff

Did you know that Charlotte Works has partnered with Novant Health to offer free monthly blood pressure and diabetes screenings? Did you know that the symptoms of these two illnesses are generally “invisible” to the person who suffers from them? Do you realize that if you’re not feeling good on the inside, you’re probably not […]

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Charlotte Works is out and about

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a busy few weeks for Charlotte Works! We’ve travelled near and far to share stories about our success with local and state elected officials and national policymakers: On October 28, president and CEO Steve Partridge attended the Charlotte City Council’s dinner meeting to educate council members about our work. He shared information about […]

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It’s Thanksgiving: Here’s a 10-step “recipe” to carving out your career

Charlotte Works Staff

OK, so you’ve been out of work for three to nine months – or more – and you have been/are determined to give it your all to find the role you desire. In this economy, it’s not an easy task, but it is achievable! As a career coach, the most common client statement I’ve heard […]

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