Welcome to Charlotte Works, your workforce aligner and convener. As the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, we’re bringing workforce, economic development, educational and industry partners to the same table to make positive changes to our workforce system.
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Whether you sell a good or offer a service … whether you operate a for-profit or nonprofit organization … whether your firm was born here in Mecklenburg County or moved from somewhere … whether your company has five people or 500 … your business is growing and we have the business solutions to help your business grow and thrive.
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, here’s where you make the connection. With the Youth Business Connector, students learn, companies grow and our community wins.
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As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good employees. In many cases, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. On-The-Job Training Reimbursement Grants can help your Mecklenburg County business save money while adding to your company’s competitiveness and productivity.
Have you been dreaming about a fulfilling career? For many young adults, life events and the day-to-day grind have put roadblocks between them and their future. NextGen can help remove those roadblocks and start you on the road to success.
Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a five-module, 16-lesson curriculum that enhances job-seeker skills such as communication, problem-solving, time management and accountability.
December 19, 2017—With national buzz surrounding apprenticeships as a way to prepare students and career-seekers for a 21st century workforce, Charlotte Works, the City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), MeckEd and ResCare Workforce Services partnered with Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to recruit and train participants for its diesel auto-mechanics apprenticeship. This initiative extends the pre-apprenticeship program created in 2015. View the full press release.
November 8, 2017—Charlotte Works announces #Careers4All community campaign that lays out strategies targeting those left out of Charlotte’s major economic development and infrastructure projects. Focusing on unemployed and under-employed residents, Charlotte Works will invest $4.2 million in workforce development during the 2017 program year and expand availability of training scholarships to moderate-income families in Mecklenburg County. Read the full press release.
With nearly 800,000 Dreamers across the country, 97 percent of them work and/or attend school. While we share moral concerns for Dreamers as American residents, their contributions to our workforce and overall economy have a significant impact. Request Continued Support for the DACA Program
The current Administration proposes to invest larger sums of dollars into infrastructure. However, we’ve seen that not enough American workers were trained and retooled for such infrastructure investment opportunities. Urge Congress to Support Funding for the WIOA