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Workforce Readiness: Ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies, and behaviors to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace

CASHRM has partnered with Charlotte Works to provide its’ members volunteering opportunities to utilize their HR related expertise. If you want to learn more about this strategy, please contact Ashley Lesko, PhD at


Charlotte Works is a nonprofit organization that is moving the community needle by strengthening partnerships, guiding policy and promoting career pathways. Through collaborations with business, government, education and other nonprofits, they’ve developed nationally recognized workforce programs and connected workforce resources to the K-12 and community college systems. They’ve also provided local talent with the tools and resources needed to successfully gain employment while working with businesses to help create local jobs. More importantly, Charlotte Works addresses policies and procedures that make our workforce system more inclusive for you to work and do business.


As the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Works oversees local career centers that can assist CASHRM members with all of your hiring needs, including assessment; customized recruiting and pre-screening tools; technical assistance with the NCWorks Online statewide candidate database and job-posting site; veteran recruiting and more!


Learn more at or call 980.201.3256.


Junior Achievement Opportunities


Looking to prepare the future workforce for positions in your field,
industry or company?   CASHRM has partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) in Charlotte to support youth in the Charlotte area. Contact the WFR Director -Ashley Lesko (> ) or Emily Maurer, Program manager
(>  ) for more
information. Additional opportunities are listed below!

1.       Host a JA Job Shadow at your company-Help prepare students for
their future careers by hosting a group of high school students for a half
day event at your organization. Junior Achievement will identify a group of
students for the event and work with you to come up with a plan of
activities for the students during their visit. If you are interested in
hosting a JA Job Shadow, please contact Emily Maurer for more information:>  or 704.563.4852

2.        JA in a Day- During this 4-hour event, volunteers lead students
through the entire JA program in their assigned classroom. These events are
available at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Volunteers are
provided with a training and all materials for the event. You can volunteer
individually for one of these events and be placed with other volunteers or
recruit a group of volunteers from your workplace to volunteer together. To
register as an individual volunteer, sign up HERE
<> . If you are interested in a group JA in a Day, contact Emily Maurer for more
information:>  or

Aging Workforce


The Aging Workforce (powerpoint)

Tools and Strategies for your Organization


For more resources to address aging workforce issues in your organizations:


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