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 education program for all adults. Adult schools 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 for information on Adult Education programs in the Midlands area.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Hispanic Outreach

Hispanic Outreach/Connecting People to Jobs aims to move low-income Hispanic/Latino Midlands residents out of poverty and into living wage jobs (with potential for career advancement) by connecting them with job training, education, and support services.

 


http://www.schispanicoutreach.org

803-419-5112

contact@schispanicoutreach.org

 

Experience Works

Experience Works is a leading provider of training, employment and community service for low income older people.  Experience Works helps low-income seniors get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

Christine Johnson
803-252-1240
christine_johnson@experienceworks.org

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

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.

 

 

Jessica Olinskas/Monica Hurley/Stephanie Peay

803-731-1786

scsep@goodwillsc.org

www.goodwillsc.org/job-training/programs

 

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. 

 

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 800-922-8038

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

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

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

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

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

USC TRIO/EOC

TRIO Programs are dedicated to addressing the needs of those low-income, working-class citizens who are interested in pursuing college degrees. TRIO offers a comprehensive set of services through five different programs, each targeted at a specific group of individuals from the 6th grade through adulthood. Services and activities include academic tutoring, cultural enrichment, financial aid counseling, summer on campus residency programs, admissions counseling, and student mentoring

WorkKeys

WorkKeys Foundational Skills assessments provide reliable, relevant information about workplace skill levels. WorkKeys assessments measure cognitive abilities such as applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information.



Sheron Sutton

SSutton@midlandsworks.org
803-978-0204


Columbia:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Evenings & weekends by appointment

 

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

 

Fairfield:  Call for schedule

An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TTD equipment via the South Carolina Relay service at 711.
 

 

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