Pee Dee Workforce Development Board gives priority of service to veterans and eligible spouses. This service policy aligns with The Jobs for Veterans Act and ensures that those who have served our country move to the front of the line for employment and training services.
As defined by the local service policy, a veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or release under conditions other than dishonorable. Active service includes full-time duty in the National Guard or Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes. Spouses may be covered under this policy if they meet one of several criteria.
SC Works Center's Resource Labs are the entry point to all Pee Dee workforce investment programs. Although services may vary somewhat from Center to Center, all Resource Labs have phones, fax machines, internet-connected computers, printers and copiers and professional staff to assist visitors. Job seekers can watch job search videos, apply for financial aid assistance for education and training programs, or review newspaper job listings and resource materials. The Resource Labs are equipped with assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities.
Use our Resource Lab and get tips from our professional staff to develop a resume that gets you noticed. We utilize up-to-date specialized resume development software.
Computer Software Tutorials
Tutorials are available to assist individuals in preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), to improve basic reading and math skills, or to improve workplace skills.
Get a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses and then utilize the tutorials to improve your skills. Discover careers that reward people with your special talents and abilities.
SC Works Centers host workshops on such topics as conducting a job search, how to fill out an application and interview, resume writing, and job readiness.
Job Development Assistance
Receive a helping hand with your job search through the SC Works Centers. We provide you with the tools you need, such as newspaper classifieds, current Internet job search applications, and current job listings.
Financial Aid Assistance
Our professional One-Stop staff will assist you in the completion of financial aid applications so you can access educational training. To begin your federal aid search independently, please visitwww.fafsa.ed.gov
. Use this form to apply free for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans.
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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Individuals who are not successful in finding a job through the services that are listed above may qualify for expanded services within the WIOA Program, including career counseling, in-depth assessment, education, and occupational skills training. Determination of eligibility for the WIOA will be made at the SC Works Center will require that you bring in the following: Social Security Card, Driver's License/Picture ID, Birth Certificate, Check stubs for yourself and household family members for the past six (6) months, (if applicable) verification that you are in a household that receives public assistance, and (if you are a male born after 1960) proof that you have registered with Selective Service.
WIN Ready to Work Assessment
The WIN Ready to Work assessment is a workforce education and development tool, comprised of three proctored assessments, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information, leading to a work ready credential. Employers use WIN to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants. SC Works Centers, schools and colleges also use WIN to prepare students for the workplace. Contact your local Adult Education for more information.