If you are unemployed or underemployed, funds may be available to help with your Corporate & Community Education costs.
SMART Jobs is a scholarship program funded by Spartanburg County to provide intensive short-term training for dislocated workers leading to career growth and full-time employment opportunities.
The program is also sponsored by the SC Employment Security Commission and supported by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Spartanburg County Economic Futures Group, and the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
What are the Qualification to Participate in the Smart Jobs Program?
- Resident of Spartanburg County
- High school diploma or GED
- Unemployed or underemployed (less than 30 hours/week)
- Eligible for rehire from most recent employment if unemployed
- Be seeking training to lead to full-time employment
What are the Training Options?
- Administrative Office
- Computer Software
- Healthcare Programs
- Additional training options may be available based on individual need
SMART Jobs offices are located on the Spartanburg Community College central campus in the P. Dan Hull Bldg. E-1. Visit them on the web at https://www.sccsc.edu/smartjobs or you may contact them at (864) 592-4953.
SC Works Upstate
SC Works Upstate programs help businesses meet their need for skilled workers and provide individuals with access to training that helps them prepare for work. Be sure to ask an SC Works Team member about WIA program.
- Cherokee County - (864) 489-3112
- Spartanburg County - (864) 764-1966
- Union County - (864) 427-4119
Piedmont Community Action
300 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306
SC Vocational Rehabilitation
SC Department of Social Services-Project Hope
Veteran Scholarships Forever
Veteran Scholarships Forever (VSF) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping Veterans transition back to civilian life quickly and successfully. Our mission is to establish scholarships at accredited colleges, which will be awarded to Veterans, for certified vocational and/or technical training that can increase their potential for immediate employment. Veterans and their spouses are eligible for VSF scholarships. These scholarships do not affect any other government aid, such as the G.I. Bill.
For more information or to apply, contact Rhonda Johns (864) 592-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.