Good Paying Jobs

​Good-Paying Jobs

As an economic leader in our state, nationally and internationally, Charlotte is committed to enhancing economic opportunity for everyone. Our residents, of all ages, must have the ability to compete for good-paying jobs in viable careers that help them live fulfilling lives and save for their futures.  Our efforts will address labor market shortages for high demand occupations and assist those with barriers to employment through training programs, apprenticeships, mentoring, and other supportive services.

  • Train workers in high demands occupations
  • Address labor market shortages
  • Remove barriers for potential workers
  • Job placement, career coaching, case management & other supportive services
  • Youth employment & mentoring
  • Enhancement of Mayor's Youth Employment Program

​Good-Paying Jobs:
Key Accomplishments to Date

  • Project P.I.E.C.E. (Partnership for Inclusive Employment and Career Excellence)
    • 65 individuals enrolled in Project PIECE training:
    • Broadband and Fiber Optic Training – January 7 (7 weeks)
    • Residential & Commercial Construction – January 17 (9 weeks
    • Highway Construction – January 30 (11 weeks)
  • Recognition for all three programs will be held in the spring. This will honor graduates, host companies and their providers at a council business meeting.
  • 250 community contacts to date, via in person community outreach sessions, phone contacts and email contacts.
  • All youth programs are pushing out info about Mayors' Youth Employment and Project P.I.E.C.E., which includes info shared with community leaders for the Tuesday morning breakfast program.
  • Established youth employment program connection with youth diversion programs managed by CMPD
  • High school youth participated in job readiness and mock interview training
  • 939 youth in job readiness training from 19 high schools
  • 489 youth participated in mock interviews to prepare for jobs and internships
  • 340 apprenticeships, internships and job opportunities secured
  • $50,000 grant commitment from Microsoft Corporation in tandem with We Connect the Dots
  • 4,000 youth involved in career readiness experiences
  • NewTech Charlotte initiative launched