Workforce Development Partners

Common Wealth Charlotte's  workforce development partners, such as Goodwill Industries, Charlotte Culinary School, Center for Community Transitions, and others, screen individuals participating in their job training programs who are expected to become employed in the near-term and/or are going through job advancement programs.  Common Wealth Charlotte provides these workforce development clients with complimentary, holistic trauma-informed financial education, including workshops and one-to-one sessions designed to empower clients and to foster trust.  

76% of hourly employees live paycheck to paycheck.
    CNN Money

Employees spend an average of 20 hours a month at work dealing with stressful financial problems.

Charlotte ranked 49th in upward mobility among our country's 50 largest metro areas.

Equality of Opportunity Project, Harvard University

Common Wealth Charlotte's program integrates this multi-level financial education curriculum directly into  job training programs that best meet the clients' needs at the time the training is received.  This results in more who clients complete multiple stages of our financial education program and who qualify for financial services that they have denied in the past been.  

We also utilize the new national best practice of integrating workforce development training with financial capability services.  According to CFED, workforce development agencies have seen their clients reach financial milestones (such as debt elimination) 3 to 4 times faster when their workforce training is integrated with financial capability services versus those whose services are siloed.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Image "We are very excited to partner with this new and innovative program. We believe Goodwill's clients will reach financial milestones significantly faster when our workforce development programs services are integrated with CWC's financial capability services."

Michael Elder
President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont