What is SC Works Greater Upstate?
SC Works Greater Upstate provides job seekers and employers of Cherokee,Greenville, Spartanburg and Union Counties a central location to receive a wide array of employment services. For the employer, these include job listings, screening potential applicants, WorkKeys/WIN assessments, On the job training, and Local Labor Market Data. Contact your nearest office for more details. For the job seeker this includes: applying for unemployment insurance,resume assistance, job search workshops, career planning, education. Contact your nearest office for more details. Our Centers operate under the direction of the Upstate Workforce Board and the Greenville County Workforce Development Board. Walk-Ins are welcome. By working with the SC Works Greater Upstate Partners, we are able to provide eligible residents and employers with valuable resources and services to fulfill their individual needs. The mission of our Centers is to provide a level of service to facilitate your attainment of meaningful employment consistent with your interests and abilities. This is accomplished through helping make the connection between employers and job seekers.
Virtual Reality Training with SC Works Greater Upstate
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People with disabilities want to work, can work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Hire Me SC aims to shift the landscape in South Carolina to one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception.
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Free Coding Training in South Carolina
Statewide SC Codes initiative expanding
Free coding program growing in South Carolina
The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, today announced the expansion of SC Codes, a statewide program designed to provide free access to coding education for all residents.
Announced in 2018 and officially launched earlier this year, SC Codes is a first-of-its-kind, state-funded resource, aiming to connect South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology. The program provides free online coding curriculum, as well as mentoring services, to all South Carolina residents through a web platform.
To date, more than 5,300 South Carolinians have registered on the platform and completed 1,500 lessons. The expansion will include growing the number of host sites and partners across the state, adding course content, increasing the number of participants and exploring plans for certifications and apprenticeships.
SC Codes is available to any resident with access to the internet; interested participants can enroll in beginner to advanced curriculum, specifically designed with the demands of the state’s industries in mind. Additionally, cohort-style and classroom-led sessions are available through 16 local site partners. Those interested in becoming a student, a mentor or a community partner can find more information at www.sccodes.org.
United Way of Greenville County (UWGC) today has communicated that their 211 Resource Guide is available to SC Works customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19.
Mill Village Farms, 8 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC 29611 is planning to offer food boxes, pay $5 and get $25 worth of veggies and non-perishables. Flyers are being created and I will send to you as soon as received.
·UWGC’s 211 Resource Guide may be accessed by visiting the below website link. A Greenville-specific phone line has been established to assist the community.