Mayor's Youth Employment Program

November 30, 2018 - Charlotte Convention Center

Join us for this year's Charlotte Career Discovery Day (CCDD), where more than 100 local businesses and universities will share hands-on experiences with 2,000+ students in a highly engaging, interactive event.

Wondering what this event will entail? Check out the video below.



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Why should your business attend CCDD?

Inspire youth and help shape the future workforce!

CCDD is a collaboration between the City of Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), with the help of several community stakeholders. More than 2,000 students will visit interactive "industry zones" and explore different career paths.


The more businesses that participate, the more young people can learn about their potential career options. Become a vendor to inspire students and share your line of work!

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Register as a Vendor Now!



Why should you or your child come to CCDD?

Get hands on!

  • Want to try coding? See the inside of the police bomb squad car? Use a welding device for the first time?  Most vendors have hands-on activities for you to explore and learn more about their industry. Find out what career paths you or your child might be interested in at this interactive event.


Take the next step in your career

  • Meet with universities and colleges to talk about next steps after high school. Many of these schools waive their application fees at this event!
  • Real-life Human Resource (HR) representatives will also be on-site, giving students tips about how to score that job interview, what to wear to the office, and more.


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Learn how your business can participate in the 2018 Charlotte Career Discovery Day on November 30, 2018 by emailing

For Non CMS Students

Student attendance is coordinated through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and is for high schools students. If you're interested in attending, contact your school's CDC.

Students who are homeschooled, attend a private school or charter school, or are involved in any other non-CMS educational group can still attend Charlotte Career Discovery Day! All students must have a chaperone who transports the student(s) to the Convention Center and is with them at all times during the event. All attendees also must be pre-registered.

For more information and/or to register your non-CMS student group, please contact us.



Do you want to help 2,000+ youth learn more about career options so they can “Reimagine Life’s Possibilities? Sign up to be a Charlotte Career Discovery Day volunteer today!

Approximately 80 volunteers are needed for this event to help ensure students have a full experience. Volunteer opportunities include bus transportation, registration, vendor set up assistance, industry "zone" volunteers and other general duties.

Volunteers will be given a t-shirt to identify themselves as a volunteer, and refreshments will be provided. NOTE: All volunteers must go through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools volunteer process.

To learn more and/or to sign up to volunteer, contact us.




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Learn how your business can participate in the 2018 Charlotte Career Discovery Day on November 30, 2018 by emailing