Increased economic mobility is a priority for the City of Charlotte and a mandate for the Economic Development division. Not only are business-driven training and preparation for connectivity to high growth careers necessary to decrease wealth gaps in the City, they are essential to upgrade the quality of life and strengthen communities. Therefore, our division, through the implementation of programs, partnerships, and policies, will focus on connecting businesses and Charlotte job seekers, particularly those with multiple barriers to employment.
The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Urban League of Central Carolinas, has launched the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Workforce (“RENEW”) Training Program. RENEW will provide paid training in the area of HVAC and Electrical Trades. These 13-week classes will teach basic skills for the industry and work to place graduates in successful full-time employment opportunities. Learn more and apply by visiting our Open for Business website.