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Partners

 

 

The goal of the SC Works Midlands system is to deliver a comprehensive range of employment, training, and related services in one location for our customers.  To accomplish this objective, the SC Works system is comprised of a network of partners and service providers.  Our partnerships allow us to provide seamless service integration and ensure convenience for our customers.

Able South Carolina

Able SC's programs and services provide education and tools to assist people with disabilities to reach their independent living goals by providing core services including advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support and information and referral.

Jerri Davison
803-681-7715
jdavison@able-sc.org

By referral

 

Adult Education

Adult education is a public program for all adults. They offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older. Students can get a high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), learn about jobs, and learn to speak English.  Click here to search for the nearest program or below to direct connect to Midlands programs.

Fairfield

Lexington One

Lexington Two

Lexington Three

Lex/Rich Five

Richland One

Richland Two

Carolina Community Actions

CCA, Inc. administers the LIHEAP program which assists low-income families with home energy needs including weatherization of homes to reduce energy costs.

 

 

 

Thelma Bellamy

803-635-3606

www.carolinacommunityactions.org

Fairfield:  By referral

 

SC Dept. of Social Services

SC DSS ensures the safety and health of children & adults who cannot protect themselves and assists those in need of food and temporary financial assistance while transitioning to employment.

Columbia Office 

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

Lexington Office

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two year college serving the primary region of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties. 

 

Click here to review their available programs. 

Click here to learn about Financial Aid.

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill is a public, not-for-profit organization committed to helping people become independent through education and training leading to employment.  Goodwill provides training certifications. Additionally, Goodwill Industries operates grant funded programs for justice involved individuals.

 

scsep@goodwillsc.org

www.goodwillsc.org/job-training/programs

 

Midlands Tech - EOC

Midlands Technical College - Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to begin or continue a college education.

803-822-3749 or 922-8038

http://www.midlandstech.edu/eoc/

By referral

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education & vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.


Kevin Deininger
864-608-3151
Deininger.Kevin@jobcorps.org

By referral

SC Commission for the Blind

The SC Commission for the Blind is a state agency created to provide rehabilitation services, adjustment to blindness training, prevention of blindness, independent living services and various other services to blind and severely visually impaired citizens of SC.

SC DEW

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is responsible for paying unemployment insurance benefits, collecting unemployment taxes, helping people find jobs, matching businesses with qualified candidates, and collecting and disseminating state/federal employment statistics.

 

Unemployment Insurance
1-866-831-1724

https://mybenefits.dew.sc.gov/


Veterans Resource Center
803-737-0683

Resource Center
803-737-4693

SC National Guard

The Workforce Center Military Coordinator works with the other partner agencies in the career center to identify prospective applicants for service with the Army National Guard; develops and conducts educational classes that communicate ARNG education, training, and job-related benefits to interested applicants; assists all ARNG members returning from deployment with re-employment and assists any current ARNG member that is unemployed with finding full-time employment

Shannon Banks

803-299-2911

shannon.banks2.ctr@mail.mil

SC Vocational Rehab

SC Voc Rehab serves people who want to work but are hindered from doing so by a physical or mental disability

Tiffany Gary

803-898-8866
thunter-gary@scvrd.net

Columbia: Mon, 9:00 am - 1 pm

Tues - Fri, by appointment

 

Monica Blair-Franklin

803-896-6333

mblair-franklin@scvrd.state.sc.us

Lexington:  Wed, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Tim Adams
803-635-5421
acave@scvrd.state.sc.us
Fairfield: by referral

Telamon

Telamon Corporation is a leading provider of training and employment for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.  

Columbia Office 

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm

WIOA (Adult & DW)

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) 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

Columbia:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
803-978-0139

 

Lexington:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
803-359-6131

 

Fairfield:  Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
803-815-0627

WIOA (Youth)

The WIOA Youth program assists individuals ages 17 to 24 with obtaining employment and skills associated with seeking and obtaining employment. WIOA also provides Federally-funded training assistance to qualified enrollees, including GED training, certifications, and other job-skills training, to enhance their marketability in the workforce. 

 

Columbia:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

803-978-0139
 

Lexington:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
803-359-6131

 

Fairfield:  Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
803-815-0627

Work Ready Assessments

Work Ready assessments provide reliable, relevant information about workplace skill levels. The assessments measure cognitive abilities such as applied mathematics, workplace reading, and locating information.


Sheron Sutton

SSutton@midlandsworks.org
803-978-0204


Columbia:  Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Lexington:  Mon, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wed, 1:30 pm - 4 :30 pm

 

Fairfield:  Call for schedule

Midlands Educational Business Alliance (MEBA)

Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) is a dynamic organization with an eye on the future.
MEBA impacts the Midlands workforce by connecting educators with businesses to create programs that align curriculum
with work skills needed today and tomorrow.
 

Post Office Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-732-5258

Click here to attend a Virtual Career Fair and learn more about available career paths.

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