Our Mission

The Upstate Workforce Board builds and maintains a workforce development system that meets the needs of employers of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties.

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Read about programs and initiatives that are helping the Upstate’s workforce thrive.

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Learn more about our plans to help employers and their employees succeed.

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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.

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March 19th 2018

Upstate Workforce Board of Directors Meeting - March 19, 2018

The Upstate Workforce Board develops and administers a budget to carry out duties, employ staff, disburse funds for workforce investment activities through a designated grant recipient. Ensure effective connecting, brokering and coaching activities to assist employers. Coordinates activities to promote economic development.

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April 10th 2018

One Stop Committee Meeting - April 10, 2018

The OneStop Committee is comprised of local Upstate Workforce Board members. They are responsible for ensuring the local SC Works system fits into the UWB’s strategic plan to address the upstate area’s workforce needs. They develop and recommend practices to align local service delivery with the UWB overall strategic intent. They also review and recommend procedures and policies of the SC Works OneStop system and make recommendations to the full UWB on modifications to the SC Works Operators grant

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WIB publishes a quarterly newsletter for employers and potential employees with news, helpful tips and a workforce-specific calendar. Sign up and be in-the-know about the Upstate’s workforce.

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