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Charlotte Works oversees several programs for youth and young adults ages 16-24 to support their future career aspirations. Whether in or out of school, there is an opportunity for any youth or young adult to take advantage of our NCWorks NextGen Youth programs — and there is no cost to participate!

Our NextGen program is designed to help young adult career-seekers remove the obstacles to employment through a variety of services, including (but not limited to) career advising, mentoring, and leadership development

Eligible young adults for this program identify with one or more of the following:

  • Are in or out of school
  • Have difficulty with math and reading
  • Need a high school diploma or GED
  • Are juggling the responsibility of a child or finding a stable place to live
  • Had some legal missteps
  • Want to attend college or earn a credential

Are You A Junior Or Senior Attending Garinger, Harding, Vance, Or West Charlotte High Schools?

For information about the NextGen Program, contact:

MeckEd
5104 Reagan Drive, Suite 12
Charlotte, NC 28206
704.335.0100

Are You A Young Adult Out Of School Or Not Working Full Time?

For information about the NextGen Program, contact:

Central Piedmont Community College
1412 E. Fourth Street
Education Center Building, Room 102
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.330.6794

ResCare Workforce Services
5500 Executive Center Drive
Suite 235
Charlotte, NC 28212
980.237.2800

The Youth Business Connector (YBC)

The Youth Business Connector website is a collaboration among employers, schools, and community organizations who are working together to build career education partnerships in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Check it out and up your career skills today!

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