What is SMART Jobs?

    SMART Jobs is a scholarship program funded by Spartanburg County to provide intensive short-term training for dislocated workers leading to 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 Qualifications to Participate in the SMART Jobs Program?
    • Must be a resident of Spartanburg County
    • Be unemployed or underemployed
    • Must be seeking fulltime employment
    Getting Started

    Eligible participants must register to attend SCC’s College 100 program. This free program helps answer questions concerning the program, reviews training options, and provides a basic skills and career assessment.

    What are the Training Options?
    • Administrative Office Skills
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Manufacturing Skills
    • Additional training options may be available based on individual needs
    Benefits to Participants
    • Grow professionally, personally and socially
    • Develop new skills
    • New career opportunities
    • Personal satisfaction
    • Increased self-esteem
    • Greater knowledge 
    Benefits to Employers
    • Access to motivated applicants with a proven work history
    • No-cost recruitment of qualified applicants
    • Ability to schedule short-term training to meet employment needs
    • Link to a trained workforce with up-to-date/recently acquired skills