• Sector Strategies
    Manufacturers have come together throughout the Link Upstate region to tackle challenges within the industry using the Next Generation Sector Partnership Model, a model that has been extremely successful in more than 35 states in the US. read more »

  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality
    SC Works Greater Upstate will now offer immersion into potential career paths via virtual reality to job seekers and youth via the Oculus VR experience. read more »

  • PY2018 IWT Solicitation
    The Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program provides funding for training needed in current businesses due to: expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines and new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff aversion strategy. APPLY NOW read more »

  • 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 »

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