Recent News

  • Local Board Designates $75,000 for IWT
    SC Works Upstate is now accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grants. IWT grant funds totaling $75,000 will be available for the businesses located in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties. The IWT grants are being issued for employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees. IWT grants provide opportunities for training in programs ranging from computer skills to manufacturing skills specific to industries. read more »

  • Attracting, engaging millennials
    Some local employers are having problems attracting and engaging millennials, particularly in getting them to consider working in manufacturing.In response, Upstate Workforce Board Director Ann Angermeier organizes an informative and entertaining event to discuss the problem and consider solutions. read more »

  • Upstate Workforce Board Awards Scholarships
    Each year, the Upstate Workforce Board receives federal funding to support the growth and development of a stronger and more skilled workforce. Between July and December 2016, the Upstate Workforce Board, in partnership with SC Works Upstate, awarded 44 recipients approximately $172,000 in training and supportive service scholarships. read more »

  • RFP Released- OneStop Operator, Adult, Dislocated Worker Services
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit competitive applications for the operation of programs to serve Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – eligible, Adults, Dislocated Workers as well as a One-Stop Operator. Spartanburg County is seeking proposals to provide workforce development activities and services to eligible job seekers residing in Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and Union Counties, South Carolina. read more »

  • Incumbent Worker Training Grants are Awarded to Local Businesses
    The Upstate WIB received 9 applications from Cherokee and Spartanburg county businesses and has awarded Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grants to 7 businesses totaling $54,504.00. read more »

  • Incumbent Worker (IWT) Funds are now Available
    SC Works Upstate is now accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grants. An IWT Grant, totaling $54,504,has been issued to the Upstate WIB for Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties. IWT grants provide opportunities for training in programs ranging from computer skills to manufacturing skills specific to industries. read more »

  • Spartanburg jail honors first graduating class of new inmate training program

    Spartanburg jail honors first graduating class of new inmate training program
    Sheriff Chuck Wright and other officials honored the first class of inmates at the Spartanburg County Detention Center to complete the Operation Education program at the facility during a graduation ceremony on Wednesday. read more »

  • Special Grant Awarded to Vision 2 Destiny, Inc.

    Special Grant Awarded to Vision 2 Destiny, Inc.
    The Upstate Workforce Investment Board (Upstate WIB) through its flagship program, SC Works Upstate, has awarded a special grant to Vision 2 Destiny to assist with training the company’s existing employees totaling $78,445. read more »

  • Spartanburg jail, community college partner to offer job training to inmates
    Operation Education is about to commence at Spartanburg County Jail. Several months ago, Spartanburg County Council Chairman Jeff Horton asked Maj. Neal Urch, jail director, and Henry Giles, president of Spartanburg Community College, if something could be done to keep people from returning to the jail. read more »

  • Greer chamber receives ideas for improving transit on Highway 29
    The Greer Chamber played host to a community input forum held by the Upstate Workforce Investment Board on how to make the 23-mile stretch of Highway 29 from Greenville to Spartanburg more friendly to public transportation, drivers and bicycle riders. read more »

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