Centers in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties provides
opportunities for community members to participate in activities
while engaging their minds in learning. Whether you are interested
in seeking a high school credential, earning a WorkKeys Career
Readiness Certificate, learning computer skills, improving your
reading, writing, vocabulary, and math skills, or learning specific
workplace skills for employment or employment upgrade, Adult
Education can assist you.
Berkeley County Adult Education - (843) 899-8703
Charleston County Adult Education - (843) 746-6500
Dorchester County Adult Education - (843) 873-7372
Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Discount
Bus Pass - Available Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm at the SC
Works Charleston Center.
Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to: Temporary
assistance for needy families or food stamps (must bring proof or
referral); Medical Recipient (Must present a current Medicaid Card);
Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Receiving unemployment insurance
(must show proof); Disabled; low income (must show most recent pay
stub); homeless (must show letter from shelter).
CARTA Fares: Current Rates: $1.75 - Discounted Rates: $1.00 -
Disable Rates: .50 cents
South Carolina Army
National Guard identifies individuals who possess an
interest and qualify for enlisted or reenlistment into the Armed
Forces, specifically the National Guard. We work with job seekers in
the registration process, job seeking and job referral, resume
preparation/critique, and career and job placement counseling. The
National Guard designs and Delivers Workshops and presentations at
public meetings and events.
For more information, contact
Maria Elena Roland at (843)
goal of Experience Works
Senior Community Service Program (SCSEP) is to provide participants
with the training and experience they need to improve their lives,
obtain permanent employment and meet the needs of a demand-driven
workforce. Based on their skills, interests and goals, participants
are assigned to qualified nonprofit organizations or government
agencies on a part-time basis where they are trained and receive
work experience by performing their community service training
assignment. While participants receive training, supervision and
experience directly from their host agencies, their training wages
are paid by Experience Works.
An individual is eligible to be an Experience Works SCSEP
participant if he or she meets the following criteria: Age 55+,
County Resident, Household Income, Unemployed and Eligible to work
in the U.S.
For more information or to apply, please call (843) 574-1862 or
is a no-cost education and career technical training program
administered by the US Department of Labor that helps young people
ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career
technical and academic training. To be eligible for Job Corps, you
must: Be age 16-24 (upper age limit waived if disability is
involved); Be a resident of the United States; Meet federally set
income guidelines; Be able to benefit from and complete training; Be
drug and alcohol free upon entry and remain drug and alcohol free
while enrolled in Job Corps; Abstain from any acts of violence.
Training Opportunities include: automotive tracks, computer,
carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, welding, nursing, clerical,
secretarial, food service and many more. High school diploma or GED
programs are also available.
For more information, please contact
at (843) 574-1874.
Connections is a community partnership focusing on
serving out-of-school youth ages 16-21 throughout South Carolina.
Their focus is to develop community-wide partnerships and
collaborations among state agencies, local municipalities, local
workforce investment boards, community-based organizations,
faith-based groups, School Districts, Adult Education programs and
others that serve youth.
Mission: To improve the quality, competitiveness, and productivity
of the nation's future workforce by removing barriers and developing
the skill sets of our young adults.
Palmetto Youth Connections has offices in Berkeley, Charleston and
Click here for locations and contact information.
|A college education is now more affordable than
ever with lottery-funded tuition assistance. To be eligible for
lottery funding, you must apply and be admitted to
Trident Technical College
in a certificate, diploma or associates degree program; quality for
in state tuition rates and be a legal South Carolina resident for a
minimum of one year; complete a Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA); and maintain at least six credit hours each semester.
Please contact Geraldine Dantzler at (843) 574-1871.
||The South Carolina
Department of Employment & Workforce serves as a
labor exchange - jobs for people and people for jobs - as well
provides unemployment insurance. All services provided by the agency
are at no cost to the employer or applicant. Applicants are referred
to jobs according to employer's specific instructions with regard to
skills, education, and/or experience. Typing tests are offered at
the SC Works centers as well as Career Readiness Workshops.
call Chuck Alexander at (843) 574-1894 for more information.
is a private non-profit organization funded by the Department of
Labor under Title 1, Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act
(WIA). Telamon's mission is to improve the lives of migrant and
seasonal farm workers and rural populations with specific needs who
have done farm work within the past 24 months on a seasonal basis,
and meet the poverty guidelines. Telamon offers a variety of
Employment and Training opportunities.
Contact Maribel Santiago at
||A person must have a physical, emotional or mental
impairment that hinders him or her from working to be eligible for
services at South Carolina Vocational
Rehabilitation. He or she must also require and be
able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services that would
lead to gainful employment. SCVRD services are available to all
eligible SC residents with disabilities except the blind, which are
served by another agency. After eligibility is established, the
client participates in an assessment to determine the vocational
rehab services needed. The assessment may include career planning to
help determine the client's potential for employment, the kinds of
jobs he or she is best suited for, and the services required to help
that person achieve successful employment.
For more information,
please contact Tia Lytes at (843) 574-1883.