The Trident Workforce Investment Board (TWIB) is a 35-member board which is made up of private sector businesses, community based organizations, partners and representatives from the education system, the department of social services, and the Department of Employment and Workforce.

The TWIB conducts oversight of the SC Works Centers, youth services and employment and training activities funded by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The board also selects and approves providers for employee training, develops relationships with economic development groups and the employer community, and promotes private sector involvements in the workforce investment system.

The Trident Workforce Investment Board is an integrative force, bringing together business and industry, education, economic development and other public entities striving to ensure adequate investment in today's workforce; and preparing tomorrow's workforce to ensure they have the skills to meet the demand of the region's growth sectors.

The role of the Board is to:

  -  Provide fiscal and programmatic oversight
  -  Establish policies to carry out the board's workforce development mission
  -  Create a local workforce vision and provide leadership
  -  Act as a community convener to insure workforce concerns are addressed and collaborative    

     relationships are formed
  -  Serve as an information broker of value-added workforce intelligence
  -  Promote the utilization of workforce development program and services to business and industry
  -  Connect with strategic relationships and alliances
  -  Strategic plan creation as a base for ongoing continuous improvement
  -  Resource mapping to identify programs, duplication, and opportunities
  -  Deliver the mission of the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board to the Trident region

 

Tommy Pruitt,
Chairman
Government Communications & Public Relations, Force Protection Industries
Angelia Washington,
Vice Chair

Human Resources, Rhodia
Maryann Wagner,
2nd Vice Chair
President, Welded Tube - Berkeley
Jennet Robinson Alterman
Executive Director, Center for Women
Jon Baggett
Director, Dorchester County Economic Development
Steven Brower
CFO/Partner, Carolina Starches
Gene Butler
Director, Berkeley County Economic Development
Lillie Mae Caldwell
Director, Berkeley County Adult Education
Janet Cappellini
O
wner, Alternative Staffing
Butch Clift  
Safety Coordinator, EIDeCo
Karen Gorham
Executive Director, Charleston County Human Services
Allison Dennis
Manager, Employee Relations Santee Cooper
Marvin Dickerson
Organizational Development Manager, Alcoa Mt. Holly
Patricia Green
Area Supervisor, SC Vocational Rehabilitation
Diane Bagwell
Vice President, Sales & Administration
Briteline Extrusions, Inc.
Susan Friedrich 
Director, Charleston County Adult Education
Nikki Deckert
Area Director, SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Bernadette Herbert
State Director, Employment and Training Deputy, Telamon Corporation
Dottie Karst
President, Charles Foster
Eric Jones
Center Director Operations Manager, SC Job Corps
Gil Leatherwood
Production Manager, Leatherwood Electronics Manufacturing Inc.
Deborah Loyal
President/Owner, Loyalty Business Solutions
Andrew Maute
Business Manager, Sheet Metal Workers' AFL CIO
Jeff Messick
Service Branch Manager, Johnson Controls
Frank Oakley
Director, Charleston County Department of Social Services
Paul Patterson
Human Resources Manager, DuPont
Kimberly Sturgeon
Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Trident Technical College
James Villeponteaux
Director, Dorchester County School
Hope Wilkie
HR Director, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resort/Charleston Embassy Suites
Mark Rude
Quality/Procurement Manager, Aero Precision Products
Committees

Executive Committee

Assist staff in the development of long range strategies for the operation of mission-related activities and strategies of the Trident One Stop Career System. The Executive Committee can also make decisions on behalf of the TWIB. Members consist of the TWIB Chair, the Vice Chair, the Second Vice Chair, and the Chairs of all standing committees.

 

Business Development Committee

Work closely with city, county, and state economic development agencies, as well as business leadership, to develop policy recommendations and partnerships which help develop and strengthen all economic development in the region, as well as oversee the administration of Incumbent Worker Training funds

 

One Stop Committee

Assist staff in developing and reviewing programs and services offered and the policies, practices and procedures of the SC Works Trident System, including local, state and federal compliance, as well as other concerns to maximize the agency’s administrative and organizational effectiveness.

 

Performance Review Committee

Oversee performance activities of SC Works Trident.

 

Youth Advisory Council

Assist staff in developing and reviewing programs and services for youth between the ages of 17-21, as well as the policies, practices and procedures of the Trident One Stop Career System’s youth activities, including local, state and federal compliance, as required.

 

Mission

The mission of the Trident Workforce Investment Board is to develop the region's workforce by providing high quality workforce development programs and services to our customers.

To accomplish this mission, we've created a market driven and user friendly workforce system investing workforce funding to recruit, prepare, and train workers with the skills needed to support existing industry and attract new industry to our region.

TWIB Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting February 18, 2014 - 11am, SC Works Charleston - agenda

 

Business Development Committee Meeting

 

Youth Advisory Council Meeting - October 23, 2013 - 9am, SC Works Charleston - Agenda

 

One Stop Committee Meeting  February 25, 2014 - 10am, SC Works Charleston - agenda

 

Performance Review Committee Meeting

 March 5, 2014 - 10:00am, SC Works Charleston - Agenda

 

Trident Workforce Investment Board Meeting

 March 11, 2014 - 9am, SC Works Charleston - agenda

 

TWIB Meeting Notes

Executive Committee Meeting
 
February 7, 2012
 
May 1, 2012

  June 5, 2012

  September 26, 2012 

 

 

 

Business Development Committee Meeting


 Youth Advisory Council Meeting
 February 16, 2012
 
April 25, 2012

  June 13, 2012

  July 25, 2012

  September 26, 2012

  November 14, 2012 

 

One Stop Committee Meeting
 
January 24, 2012

  April 24, 2012

  July 24, 2012

 

Performance Review Committee Meeting
 
February 2, 2012

  April 24, 2012

  September 27, 2012

  November 15, 2012

  January 29, 2013 

  June 25, 2013

 

Trident Workforce Investment Board Meeting
 
February 14, 2012
 
May 15, 2012

  June 14, 2012 

  August 14, 2012

  November 15, 2012 

  March 18, 2013 

  May 16, 2013



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