about YBC

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WELCOME TO THE YOUTH BUSINESS CONNECTOR Youth Business Connector (YBC) is a collaboration among employers, schools and community organizations who are working together to build career education partnerships in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The YBC serves as a vessel to create a more skilled and productive workforce and increase the talent pipeline of many businesses in Charlotte. Through the YBC, educator partners and employer partners come together for the sole purpose of creating meaningful opportunities for tomorrow's leaders.

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Work-based learning (WBL) expands the walls of the classroom by exposing students to a variety of industries and skills in ways that are not possible in the classroom alone. WBL creates meaning for students by narrowing the gap between classroom learning and workplace practices. WBL activities businesses can provide include:

  • Classroom Speaking
  • Job Shadows
  • Workplace tours
  • Internships
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Many Charlotte-area businesses, schools, and programs participate in WBL opportunities. You can use this page to browse the full list of employer and educator members.

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