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Training and Education

During your transitional period between jobs, you may be interested in upskilling or furthering your education before finding new employment. South Carolina’s educational network includes opportunities to finish or further your education or specialty, as well as training schools and programs to help you with a skill or career path. Many options may be dependent on the area of the state in which you live and the school offerings in that region. Below is an overview to get you started, so be sure to contact your local institution for more details.


S.C. Technical College System

The S.C. Technical College System’s continuing education departments are the designated providers of training to keep our state’s existing workforce up-to-date with changing technology and to ensure its continues competitiveness in global markets.

Across the state, technical colleges deliver high-quality, cost-effective continuing education training both on-site and on-campus. This training can be custom-tailored to meet the specific needs of the industry.  Some the training programs include:

  • Project Management.
  • Communications.
  • Industrial Maintenance.
  • Welding.
  • And more.

Training options and programs depend on each of the offerings of the 16 technical colleges. For more information or to meet with a college representative to identify your training needs, click here.

For a map of the technical colleges that are available in South Carolina, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about S.C. Technical College System

Vocational Rehabilitation

Individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities, such as ADHD, diabetes, brain injuries, substance abuse and more, may be eligible for training services through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). VR offers training services to enhance skills through instruction and work experiences in their offices, on worksites or through educational partnerships.

For more information on training services provided by VR, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about VR


Adult Education

If you found employment before completing your high school diploma, you may want to consider completing your high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (i.e., GED or TASC) to give you more employment options. In addition, to demonstrate your workforce readiness skills, you may want to consider obtaining a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) through your local adult education provider. The Office of Adult Education, through the S.C. Department of Education, and local adult education providers assist adults in becoming literate and in the completion of a secondary school education. By completing your secondary school education you will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. If you are interested in obtaining your high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma, Adult Education can work with your schedule and help you prepare for the exams.

For more information about Adult Education programs, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Education

S.C. Technical College System

Through the 16 technical colleges in South Carolina that comprise the S.C. Technical College System, there are 77 degrees, 28 diplomas and nearly 1,100 certificate programs. If you are interested in changing your career path or continuing your education to upskill, there is a wide variety of academic and career programs from which to choose.

To discover what degrees and programs are available at your local technical college, click here.

To find your local technical college or to talk with a college representative, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about S.C. Technical College System


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