The Center for Energy Training aims to connect employers in energy and its related companies to the many resources at the College, the region and beyond. The core of this effort is in an ongoing conversation and needs study as well as the matching training programs to supply qualified students. Click here for a Workforce Development Study PowerPoint slideshow.

Resources for Employers

  • CPCC's Corporate Learning Center provides employers with a one-stop destination for advisory services, training and more resource connections.
  • Economic Development Funds - CPCC can help you connect to potential funds available to assist with workforce development.
  • Harris Conference Center offers space for corporate meetings with breakout rooms and full catering.
  • NCWorks for Employers allows you to create and use your own dashboard to find occupational and wage information, locate real-time information on the labor market, look for candidates and manage jobs.
  • Recruiting at CPCC - Learn about posting jobs and more.

Energy Focused Resources

  • Charlotte Regional Partnership - Target Sector - Energy Charlotte is home to more than 260 energy companies directly tied to the energy sector, employing nearly 28,000 individuals in the Charlotte Region. Find sector facts, case studies and much more.
  • Charlotte's Dynamic Energy Cluster (pdf)
  • E4Carolinas is a 501c6 nonprofit organization. Its members work across the community in regional energy and engineering firms, government agencies, economic development groups and education. The E4 name represents four areas of energy, economy, environment and efficiency.
  • NC Commerce: NC Energy Office - The Energy Office of the N.C. Department of Commerce is at the forefront of helping grow the state’s green energy economy. The office works with business, industry and non-profits to build a positive business climate to help them be more energy efficient and productive. In addition, the office promotes and helps businesses understand the benefits of various tax credits that make going green and growing green work for the bottom line.
  • Energy, Inc.Charlotte Business Journal looks at the rise of the local energy cluster in this in-depth report.
  • McKinsey Global Institute Report: The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 million people. "To create better outcomes for workers and economies, policy makers and business leaders across the globe will need to find ways to vastly improve the capacity to provide job-relevant education and training."
  • Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Report - This is the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) study completed in September 2012 for the nine-county region, including Mecklenburg. It covers the region's approach to growing jobs and the economy and addresses workforce and education alignment.

General Resources

  • Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas with six campuses in Mecklenburg County. Its Corporate Learning Center caters directly to area employers who need to recruit and train top talent, and to compete successfully with organizational and process excellence.
  • NC Community College System: Business and Industry ServicesThe North Carolina Community College System offers affordable, accessible programs through its 58-campus network. The system is recognized nationally for its customized workforce training programs and offers a wide variety of occupational certification and continuing education programs.
  • NC Commerce: Financial Incentives and Fact SheetLearn about all the incentives in North Carolina, from business resources and human resources to natural resources, that give companies a competitive advantage. Along with our financial incentives for economic development, be sure to consider the other incentives that North Carolina has to offer your company.
  • Doing Business in Charlotte
  • Charlotte Chamber: Economic Development


Resources for Job Seekers

If you are interested in starting or changing careers and working in the energy sector, CPCC has many resources and referral information to help. Look here for resources for job seekers.