QuickJobs Carolina™ is a training initiative of the SC Technical College System to quickly prepare WIA-eligible job seekers, the unemployed and other SC citizens for available jobs. Read more...
readySC-readySC is a South Carolina program providing tailor-made training to new and expanding industries in the state. It is consistently named in the top 5 best work force training program in the nation, according to Expansion Management.
Apprenticeship Carolina - Apprenticeship Carolina's primary mission is to ensure that all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create their own demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.
Tech Prep - School to Work- Prepares high school and post-secondary students to become highly-skilled employees in technical manufacturing careers- from metalworking to plastics.
Colleges & Universities
Upstate South Carolina is home to 23 Institutes of Higher Education totaling more than 80,000 in enrollment. There are also 10 major research universities within close proximity of the Upstate Region.
The University of South Carolina at Union was one of the first Regional Campuses established by USC. For over thirty years USCU has provided low-cost, fully-accredited courses which satisfy the degree requirements at USC and at other colleges and universities. USCU confers the associate degree in science and in arts. USCU also offers the courses which allow a student to complete USC Columbia's Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS). In addition to traditional courses, USCU offers a variety of courses through USC Distance Education. These courses are offered through videocassette and both open-circuit and closed-circuit television. Distance education also allows students to complete graduate programs through the Extended Graduate Campus (EGC) program.
The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is an advanced-technology research campus where academia, industry and government organizations engage in synergistic collaboration.
With more than $200 million in commitments, CU-ICAR represents the ultimate public/private partnership, directly fueling a knowledge base critical to the automotive industry.
Technical & Community Colleges
Technology Training in manufacturing, semiconductor biotechnology, pharmaceutical, information, distribution, mechatronics and robotics.