MAYOR'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (Program Overview)

ABOUT THE MAYOR'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MYEP)

​​Since 1986, the MYEP has worked to prepare Charlotte’s youth for future employment. The program focuses on leveraging relationships with businesses and the community to provide meaningful, career-oriented internships for participants.

MYEP VISION: 
MYEP participants explore careers, hone skills, and gain exposure to models of professionalism, creating pathways to attainable career goals. As youth achieve, our community is strengthened.

 

MYEP seeks to build partnerships with host employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of Charlotte’s economy who are able to provide one-of-a-kind career experiences for MYEP participants. Businesses provide career experiences that help youth develop career goals, stay in school, achieve academically, and enhance social skills that enable them to succeed in life. Students connect to the world of work which enables businesses and communities to know the needs and successes of the students and schools.

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The City of Charlotte is excited to offer a new and exciting Job & Career Readiness Training opportunity that will prepare you for the working world and assist you with accomplishing your career goals. We have created an amazing training for you that is flexible, engaging, and beneficial to your future. You will be experiencing virtual learning along with some live training that will reinforce what you learn virtually.

The virtual portion of your virtual training will be completed in LinkedIn Learning. This is an amazing platform that offers a variety of courses and certifications that you can take advantage of. We have carefully curated content for your training, but you will have full access to this platform. This will allow you to learn more about your career pathway, gain a new certification, or learn a new skill that will benefit you later in your career journey. The remainder of your training will occur via WebEx on a date that is specific to your school. Your live training date will be provided after you complete this registration.

If you are interested in this training opportunity, please click on the flyer above to register. The deadline to register for this training is Wednesday September 30th at 11:59pm. Please be sure to complete your registration as soon as possible to ensure access to the training. As a reminder, Job & Career Readiness Training is a requirement for the MYEP program. All students must complete this training in full to be placed at an internship site.

Orientation for this training will occur on a rolling basis for this program. Students that register by 9/11/20 will be oriented on Monday September 14th at 6:00pm via WebEx. All other students will be oriented on Monday October 5th at 6:00pm. The orientation will be recorded and sent out to those who cannot attend these dates.

You will be given access to the virtual training on Friday October 3rd. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot! If you have any questions about this training, please contact Omar Crenshaw at omar.crenshaw@charlottenc.gov. We look forward to working with you and assisting you with making your career goals a reality.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS (MUST READ)

 

MYEP participants are motivated high school students who are recommended to the program by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Career Development Coordinators (CDCs).  The first 80 students that sign up and meet eligibility requirements will be the students selected for the training program. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the program: 

 

Participating MYEP Youth 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

  • Attend a Job & Career Readiness Training

  • Have a current photo ID and a Social Security number

  • Complete an online application and interview by February 1, 2021

  • Follow instructions (provided in the Spring) to pass a background check and drug screen

  • Participate in a student orientation

MYEP Work Experiences:

  • Accepted MYEP Students will need to commit to 5 weeks of work from June 21, 2021 to July 23, 2021

  • Students are expected to prioritize at least 20 hours of work per week during the 6 weeks, for a total of 100 working hours 

  • Students will be paid a minimum rate of $9.00 per hour

  • The MYEP cannot guarantee work experience or job placement

 

 

JOB AND CAREER READINESS TRAINING PROCESS

  • Step 2- Registration 

    • Students can register for the overall training using the following link: JCRT Registration

    • This is for access to LinkedIn Learning (JCRT Part 1)

    • Deadline 9/30/20

 

  • Step 3- Attend Orientation

    • Orientation 1 – 9/14/20 at 6:00pm

      • For those that register by 9/11/20

  • Orientation 2 – 10/5/20 at 6:00pm

    • For those that register after 9/11/20

      • Orientation is required and will be recorded for those that cannot make it

      • Orientation will cover access, JCRT flow, Deadlines and how JCRT relates to MYEP

 

  • Step 4- JCRT Part 1 Linkedin Learning Modules

    • This needs to be completed between 10/2 and 10/23

    • 3.5 hours of Virtual Learning Modules (Self-Paced)

    • Failure to complete JCRT Part 1 will lead to student not being invite to JCRT part 2 or MYEP 21

 

  • Step 5- JCRT Part 2 Live Virtual Training Session 11/12/2020

    • Completion of JCRT Part 1 required to participate

    • 4 hour live training session during school (8:30am-1:00 pm)

    • Teachers will be notified about attendance

    • Community Trainings are available if you cannot attend school date on 11/12/2020

 

  • Community Training Date 1:

Saturday November 7th 2020 (9am – 1:30pm) Via WebEx

Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 30th

https://myep.classe365.com/form/view/JCRTPREsurvey_COMMUNITY

 

  • Community Training Date 2:

Saturday November 14th 2020 (9am – 1:30pm) Via WebEx

Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 30th

https://myep.classe365.com/form/view/JCRTPREsurvey_COMMUNITY

 

  • Community Training Date 3:

Saturday December 12th 2020 (9am – 1:30pm) Via WebEx

Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 30th

https://myep.classe365.com/form/view/JCRTPREsurvey_COMMUNITY

  • Step 6- JCRT Part 3 Linkedin Learning Modules

    • Available 48 hours after completion of JCRT Part 2

    • 3 hours of Virtual Learning Modules (Self Paced)

    • Required to complete JCRT

    • Required to participate in MYEP 21

    • To be completed by 2/1/21

 

  • Step 7- MYEP Application

    • Available 48 hours after completion of JCRT Part 3

    • JCRT Part 1, 2 and 3 must be completed to be considered for MYEP

    • To be completed by 2/1/21

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