program overview

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.

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OUR Partners

Through relevant career education opportunities/experiences, local employers build a future pipeline of qualified employees and our region's students gain valuable career awareness and preparation and obligation.

The YBC is developed and maintained by Charlotte Works, the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and powered by these partners:


The Youth Business Connector's guiding principles are designed for school officials, educators, and business leaders who are interested in engaging in work-based learning (WBL) partnerships. These principles serve as a guide in developing, implementing, and sustaining business/educator partnerships.

To learn more, just download Guiding Principles for Business and Educator Partnerships.

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

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