City Of Charlotte, Goodwill And Urban League To Host Information Sessions On Inclusive Employment And Career Excellence Program

Katie Hedrick
katie.hedrick@charlottenc.gov
12/29/2016

Program to provide skills, training and supportive services to help people obtain and retain a job

Charlotte, NC — Have you ever thought about a career in construction or fiber optics/broadband and premise cabling? The City of Charlotte's Neighborhood & Business Services Department, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and the Urban League of Central Carolinas will be hosting a Project P.I.E.C.E. (Partnership for Inclusive Employment and Career Excellence) information session on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Dorothy Waddy Pavilion located at 3122 Manchester Drive in Charlotte. The session will begin at 6 p.m. The intent of the Project P.I.E.C.E. Workforce Development Program is to address labor market shortages and increase employment opportunities among individuals with barriers to employment. The information session will allow potential applicants to learn more about the training programs, find out how to get enrolled in the programs, hear about career opportunities in three high demand fields, and meet with the training providers.

This innovative program will offer career-related training in residential and commercial construction, highway-related construction, fiber optics and broadband training. Program participants will have access to state-of-the-art career centers and other supportive services which includes mentoring, coaching and intensive case management.

Program objectives are for individuals to complete training and be placed into training-related career paths including full-time employment, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships. The program will initially serve 180 participants. A unique aspect of the program is the inclusion of corporate advisory councils for each training area that will advise on curriculum, build rapport with participants and be potential employers.

Additional sessions will be held throughout the month of January. For more information on Project P.I.E.C.E. and upcoming information sessions, please visit the webpage or call 704 336-2427.

Neighborhood & Business Services focuses on creating vibrant, diverse neighborhoods as well as a robust business climate through the delivery of four major service areas: community engagement, code enforcement, economic development and housing services.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont has been helping individuals and families in Charlotte overcome barriers to employment, including lack of skills, experience or education and criminal backgrounds pave pathways out of poverty through job training and job placement.

The Urban League of Central Carolinas has been a leader in social and economic mobility for the poorest citizens of Mecklenburg County. The mission of the agency is to empower the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement.

 

The City of Charlotte provides services to more than 700,000 residents.

The City's focus areas are Housing and Neighborhood Development, Community Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and the Environment.

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