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Mission:
To enhance and sustain a successful and innovative workforce system in the Upstate of South Carolina and to provide financial and project support of 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.
 

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Board of Directors:

Mr. Curtis Anderson
Ms. Ann Angermeier
Mr. Wade Ballard
Dr. Jean Blackley
Mr. Robert Blount
Mr. Charles Ewart, Chairman
Mr. Robert Faucett

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 .

Cherokee County Students Awarded Danny E. Allen Scholarships

Gage Martin, David Ellis Jr. and Austin Greer have been awarded Danny E. Allen Memorial 2020 scholarship awards of $500.00 each from the Upstate Workforce Futures Corporation, a non-profit organization founded to support the Upstate Workforce Board with its workforce development efforts. This year marks the first year that the Danny E. Allen Scholarship has been applied for and awarded to students in Cherokee County. The award recipients attended a scholarship luncheon on October 2nd at the Institute of Innovation located in Gaffney, SC. They were presented with their awards and had the opportunity to meet board members.

Danny E. Allen was a prominent Spartanburg attorney who was a Spartanburg County Councilman for many years and served on the Upstate Workforce Board for 18 years. He passed away in 2012. The scholarship honoring him is awarded each year to students attending college with a manufacturing, construction or technology focus.

Mr. Gage Martin is a 2019 graduate of Gaffney High School and is currently in his first year at Spartanburg Community College-Cherokee Campus. Mr. Martin is majoring in Pipe Welding.

Mr. David Ellis Jr. is a 2019 graduate of Gaffney High School and is in his first year at Spartanburg Community College-Cherokee Campus. Mr. Ellis is majoring in Mechatronics.

Mr. Austin Greer, also a 2019 graduate of Gaffney High School, is currently in his first year at Spartanburg Community College-Cherokee Campus, majoring in Welding.

This award application is open to students in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties each year. Applications are issued in February while students are seniors in high school. The award is made after students attend approximately one month of college.

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