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WBL creates meaning for students by narrowing the gap between classroom learning and workplace practices. WBL activities businesses can profive include:

WBL creates meaning for students by narrowing the gap between classroom learning and workplace practices. WBL activities businesses can profive include:

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Charlotte Works

Charlotte Works is the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Through collaborations with business, government, education and other nonprofits, Charlotte Works has developed nationally recognized workforce programs, connected workforce resources to the K-12 system, provided local talent with the tools and resources to successfully gain employment and worked with businesses to help create local jobs. Created as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, today, with a $7.5 million budget and more than 40 employees, we operate three NCWorks Certified Career Centers in Mecklenburg County. In 2014, Charlotte Works served nearly 825 businesses and hosted more than 91,000 job-seeker visits.


Central Piedmont Community College

CPCC has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for over 50 years. It has more than six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. Learn about the College’s campus news and events, its leadership teams, philosophy and vision and more by heading over to cpcc.edu


Charlotte Area Transit System

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers over 70 local, express and regional bus routes, a light rail line, services for the disabled and vanpools. CATS seeks to improve the quality of life for everyone in the greater Charlotte region by providing outstanding community-wide public transportation services.


Camp Thunderbird

At YMCA Camp Thunderbird, campers find a safe, inspiring place to become their best selves for the 21st century. Our 100+ acres, replete with nearly two miles of pristine lakefront, serve as the ultimate natural playground where campers cultivate individual talents and develop 21st century skills like independence, self-discipline and empathy. Resident campers from more than 40 states and dozens of international locales come together to experience our traditions, try new adventures and make friendships that last a lifetime.


Goodwill Opportunity Campus

In 2015 Goodwill announced plans to change the trajectory of poverty in our region by building the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, a state-of-the-art facility in west Charlotte that provides the area’s most comprehensive collection of resources and opportunities for individuals facing multiple barriers to employment. The Goodwill Opportunity Campus benefits job seekers by offering a central location for coordinated services and helps Goodwill increase long-term support for clients in their journey to earn a family-sustaining wage.

"Connecting youth and young adults to Work Based Learning opportunities is my passion. I look forward to hearing the successes from these bright individuals."

Erika Shorty
Charlotte Works
Equal Opportunity Employer - Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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