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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
1320 Sam Ryburn Walk
North Building, Suite 2016
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.330.6794

cpcc.edu/nextgen

Equus Workforce Services
8601 McAlpine Park Drive
Suite 120
Charlotte, NC 28211
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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