Youth Programs


Job & Career Readiness Training

The City of Charlotte's Youth Programs provides 16-24-year old residents with the opportunity to participate in career readiness training free of charge. This virtual experience covers job readiness, interview preparation and essential skills.

You will also have access to LinkedIn Learning!!  This training is the first required step an interested student must take in order to pursue Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP) eligibility. You must register to participate! 

The Job & Career Readiness Training is offered to you during the school day on the date selected by your school. Please see the schedule to ensure that you are available for the date that your school will be training.

School Date
West Meck11/2/2020
Harding 11/2/2020
Rocky River11/4/2020
Cochrane Collegiate Academy11/6/2020
Performance Learning Center11/6/2020
Myers Park11/10/2020
North Meck 11/10/2020
Ardrey Kell11/12/2020
Turning Point11/16/2020
West Charlotte11/30/2020
Virtual High School11/30/2020
Mallard Creek12/2/2020
CPCC 12/4/2020
South Meck12/4/2020
East Meck12/7/2020
Butler 12/7/2020
Phillip O. Berry12/9/2020

To attend an In-School Job & Career Readiness Training, students must:

  • Be 16 on or before April 15, 2021
  • Be enrolled as a current student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or reside in the City of Charlotte
  • Be available on the date that is specified for your school
  • Register at the following link:

Community Training Information:

The Job & Career Readiness Training is also offered on three Saturdays to the larger community: non-CMS students and CMS students who could not attend their school's training date. To attend a Community Job & Career Readiness Training, students must be available on one of the following dates from 9:00am – 1:00pm for live training:

  • Saturday November 7th
  • Saturday November 14th
  • Saturday December 12th

Register at the following link:

For more information about in-school trainings, please contact your Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at your school. For more information about community trainings, call the MYEP at 704-336-5577.