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Workforce Development

Area workforce development resources can provide solutions for new operations or existing ones looking for assistance with retraining incumbent workers for more highly skilled positions.

readySC™ custom training programs

Creating new jobs with competitive wages and benefits? Take advantage of readySC™’s customized recruitment, assessment, training development, management, and implementation services. Qualified companies can learn more about this opportunity by contacting the Business Concierge Team.

SC Works Trident System

Through the SC Works Trident System, employers can access state and local resources to recruit qualified employees from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets. The SC Works Centers also can assist with employer training programs and business retention and expansion efforts.The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WOIA) was enacted in 2014 and is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market, and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA is a federal program administered in South Carolina through the Department of Employment and Workforce and SC Works Trident System.

Employee retraining funds

Employees retraining funds are a discretionary incentive administered by the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development available to manufacturing, processing and technology intensive companies. These funds are used to retrain existing production and technology employees so that the company may remain competitive or introduce new technologies. The training program must be approved and run by our local technical college and companies must match the retraining funds provided by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development. This program allows for reimbursement up to $500 per employee per year, not to exceed $2,000 per employee in a five-year period. Learn more.

Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College offers customized corporate training programs and consultative services for companies looking to improve existing workforce. TTC also offers dozens of Continuing Education courses across an array of fields and disciplines.

Lowcountry Graduate Center

Offering several programs including Masters classes, certificate programs and professional development through the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP). Find the perfect program offering.

The New Evolution of Apprenticeship

Experience the new evolution of apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Carolina

The combination of customized job-related education and supervised on-the-job learning provides a number of benefits for participating employers.

Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day

Youth Apprenticeship

Combining a relevant education with critical on-the-job experience provides the makings for a successful career. In fact, apprenticeships are the pinnacle of work-based learning opportunities. That’s the formula that drives South Carolina’s Youth Apprenticeship program.