Charlotte Works' President & CEO named to 40 Under 40 list
Congratulations are in order for Charlotte Works’ President & CEO Danielle Frazier for being named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. The list celebrates 40 Charlotte area professionals under the age of 40 for their accomplishments in both their careers and communities. The honorees were awarded a plaque May 16 and had the chance to show their hidden talents. Frazier showed off one of her hobbies, flag football, and demonstrated how to throw a mean football. 
Charlotte Works Releases New Career Maps
Charlotte Works’ new Career Maps are here! The Career Maps are a career navigation tool designed to show jobseekers and students various career progressions within some of Charlotte’s biggest industries based on educational attainment.

With information on career pathways and descriptions, job postings, skills and credentials, and salaries, the Career Maps are the perfect tool to start exploring or continue advancing in your career.

This tool can be used by jobseekers, students, career counselors, employers, workforce agencies, and more!

Click below to see each Career Map:

·        Construction
·        Finance
·        Health Care
·        Hospitality
·        Information Technology
·        Manufacturing
 

 
Charlotte Works attends 2019 New York State Network for Youth Success Annual Conference
Charlotte Works’ Compliance Manager Jeremy Wilson presented at the New York State Network for Youth Success event in May in Saratoga Springs, New York. The event is dedicated to building a youth-serving system that increases the quality and availability of after school and expanded learning programs.

“Having the opportunity to speak and meet with front-line staff was an exciting opportunity. My biggest takeaway from the conference was that whether it be in North Carolina or New York, the barriers to success for the youth and young adults served are closely related, thus, the steps to engaging this populations looks very similar from the perspective of the front-line staff,” says Wilson. 
NextGen Students Graduate from CPCC
Last month, 91 students graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with 60 walking in the ceremony. Mitchell Gene Hicks was the first NextGen student to graduate with a CPCC Associate Degree, Applied Science (Welding Technology). 

About 53 students completed their High School Equivalency credential (GED, HiSet, or Adult High School). Some NextGen students earned training certificates as well.

Congratulations to all of the students for reaching their goals! 
Board of Directors ‘Spotlight:’ Chris Jackson
  Company: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
 
Title: President & CEO
 

How did you get involved with Charlotte Works?
My personal involvement began through my participation in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Providers Council which was formed to help workforce development providers work better together to help individuals in our community pursue their career goals.  I was a member of this council when the decision was made to adopt it as an official advisory council to Charlotte Works. When I became chair of the council I joined the Charlotte Works Board.
  
Why is workforce development so important to you?
In many ways work is the foundation for success. Family sustaining employment is critical to helping families thrive and workforce development focused organizations help to create access to opportunity and help individuals build the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their goals and aspirations. There is nothing more powerful than partnering and supporting them on their journey.

What excites you most about the direction of Charlotte Works and how will you contribute to it?
I believe we have the resources necessary in this community to positively affect economic mobility for individuals and families. What is critical is to align and connect the available resources for the greatest impact. I see Charlotte Works being pivotal in this work; as a convener, championing positive change in the workforce system, and being a great resource to inform changes to policy and other systemic issues. I am committed to this work personally and for the organization I have the privilege to lead, and will support our efforts in partnership.

Best piece of career advice you have received?
Always take care of what you can control. Work hard, take very opportunity to learn, and be great to others.

What are your hobbies/interests?
Traveling with my family, riding my Harley Davidson, and home projects.