Terrance came to SC Works Greater Upstate while searching for employment, as he was currently seeking a career. His long term goal is to become a Licensed Residential Builder, but in order to obtain this license there are specific requirements to be achieved. One such requirement was to work and train directly for a Licensed Residential or Commercial Builder.
He was enrolled in the WIOA Program with a desire to complete a certification on plumbing. He then submitted the scholarship application in preparation to attend the Second Chance Job Center. This training consisted of both virtual and hands-on training in the desired area or specialty. He began training and earned measurable skills gains in safety, math, tools and materials, work essentials and trade academics. Once this portion of the training was complete, he began a pre-apprenticeship with an employer, Traveler’s Rest Tiny Home. This pre-apprenticeship provided hands-on training in the area of interest and allowed him to earn a wage at that same time.
He successfully completed the pre-apprenticeship program with both the Second Chance Job Center and Traveler’s Rest Tiny Homes in March of 2022. He is now gainfully employed while continuing to work towards his goal of obtaining his Residential Builder’s License and is thankful for the opportunity that the WIOA program has provided him.