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To enhance and sustain a successful and innovative workforce system in the Upstate of South Carolina and to provide financial and project support to the Upstate Workforce Development system that meets the needs of businesses in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties and provides quality jobs for job seekers.

Organization Core Services:

To support activities that assure a diversified, creative, highly-skilled, and flexible workforce that meets the current needs of employers in the Upstate of South Carolina, including the member counties of Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union. These activities include services that will continue, sustain, and improve the quality of life of our residents.

Donate now to help support local workforce initiatives!


Board of Directors:
Ms. Ann Angermeier
Mr. Wade Ballard
Dr. Jean Blackley
Mr. Robert Blount
Ms. Nikki Burgess
Mr. Charles Ewart, Chairman
Mr. Robert Faucett
Mr. Craig Jacobs

Mr. Allen Smith
Mr. David Wall
Mr. Benjamin Waters
Ms. Martha Young


Mailing Address:
PO Box 5313
Spartanburg, SC 29304


For more information, please write to the address above or email upstateworkforcefuturescorp@yahoo.com .

Accepting applications for 2022 Danny E. Allen Scholarship 

The Upstate Workforce Futures Corporation will award a minimum of two (2) $750.00 scholarships for the 2022 school year to an interested senior who will attend college in a manufacturing, construction or technology field (student may begin in the summer or fall of 2022).   Last year, the Upstate Workforce Futures Corporation approved three $500.00 scholarships to students.  The number of 2022 scholarship awards will depend on available funds but a minimum of (2) two $750.00 scholarships will be awarded.  These funds may be used for gas, books, tuition, clothing, etc.  The check is made out to the student!  Our hope is not only to encourage students to attend an institution of higher learning, but also to interest individuals in the fields of advanced manufacturing, skilled construction trades, and technology which are in high demand in the Upstate of South Carolina. Students must earn at least a B average during their senior year of high school. The award will be released to the student once they complete one month of their first semester at the higher learning institution of their choice.

Click here to access the 2022 Danny E. Allen Scholarship. 

Deadline to Return: By 5:00 P.M. on May 6, 2022

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