Class of 2024:
Your Talent is IN DEMAND!

This page includes links to providers offering career training & specific job
placement in the Charleston region.  

The opportunities listed are subject to change. Please contact all providers directly to confirm the status of the opportunity offered.

Students can contact their school’s Career Specialist, School Counselor, and their teachers for assistance.

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What is the SC Works program, and how much does it cost?

SC Works assists individuals who live in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties with developing professional and occupational skills leading to successful employment placement.  There is NO COST to participate, and you may be able to earn incentives as you achieve your goals in the program.

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What are the features & benefits of the SC Works program?

  • FREE Occupational Skills Training in your career pathway!
  • Job Seeker Resources
  • Paid Internships / On-the-Job Training!
  • Monetary Incentives – Money for meeting specific program goals!
  • Supportive Services, like transportation assistance!
  • Job readiness workshops & personalized career guidance assistance!

First Steps for Success >

REMEMBER: “If it is to be, it is up to me!”

> Take a Free Personality Test at 16     
> Complete a Career Interest Assessment at My Next Move
> Complete a Skills Assessment at Career One Stop
> Create an Email Account Career Opportunities
Example: John.Smith.SC@gmail.comCheck your email daily to ensure you don’t miss opportunities, and always reply to professional emails within 24 hours to acknowledge you received and understand the information shared.
> Create a Professional Resume / Digital Portfolio
Here is a MS Word version of a Student Resume Template. Use the Action Verb sheet to help build your bullets and invite others to review your resume and offer suggestions.
> Create a Free Digital Portfolio on
Research career opportunities offered here in Charleston!
> Create a Personalized Calendar of Important Dates
You can also set reminders for important dates on a cell phone.
> Secure professional clothing
Palmetto Goodwill, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), and other local organizations can assist.
> Review all social media accounts
Ensure nothing on social media would hurt your employability.

Maritime Association of SC Careers are BOOMING in our region.
Maritime transportation and logistics careers pay some of the highest wages in the state. With the rate at which our state’s economic development is advancing, there is a critical need for a workforce in positions that support our supply chain. Skilled labor and drivers are among those most critically needed. Careers in these industries can, and often DO come with flexible hours and limited travel in many cases.

Find Something New is a recently launched website created by the Ad Council,  a federal agency, to spire and empower Americans to achieve career success! This website is packed with useful ad current information, and is highly recommended for online career exploration!

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327 offers pre-apprenticeship programs that can lead to High Wage Careers in Construction & Manufacturing.
Scholarships Available.

Build Your Career is an excellent HIGH DEMAND / HIGH WAGE career connections site with extensive resources assembled by South Carolina & North Carolina construction professionals and community colleges.

The recently released Be Pro Be Proud website
is a terrific place to learn about
High Demand – High Wage Careers Pathways
available in South Carolina!

Charleston Metro Chamber’s

2020 Talent Demand Study
What careers in the Charleston
region are in the highest demand?

Mapping Your Path CMCC

Charleston Metro Chamber’s
“Mapping Your Path” 

This is the map to careers in Manufacturing,
Healthcare, Construction, Hospitality,
Information Technology, and Business!

Common Skills in High Demand CMCC

Charleston Metro Chamber’s
Common Skills In High Demand Report
What skills did local human resources
professionals say they look for in today’s job applicants?

NewCElogo TTCShort term courses leading to industry-recognized
certifications for high wage careers – Scholarships Available

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NO COST Job Readiness & Career Credentialing Programs in
Manufacturing, Welding, HVAC, Hospitality,
Culinary, Information Technology,
and Truck Driver CDL. MORE INFO

The new I DEFY SC website highlights the power of South Carolina’s terrific technical college programs, and offers an interactive and informative career exploration tool!

Additional Career Research Websites

Today’s Military – Current information on all branches of military service
SC Hospital Association – Be Something Amazing!
SC Future Makers – Manufacturing Career Exploration
I MADE IT SC – Research STEM, Health Care, IT, & Manufacturing careers here in SC
Roadtrip Nation – Virtual Job Shadowing resources
Career One Stop – Large collection of career exploration resources – Recorded conversations with professionals from many occupations – Professionals providing career advice specifically for high school students
Connect ED – Collection of “Day at Work” videos by professionals in a wide rage of careers
FUTURE U – Explore the many careers available at Boeing.
SC ETV Career Aisle – Career exploration videos organized by career cluster
NASA – Explore amazing careers at NASA
Jobs Made Real – A career exploration website made by teens for teens
Watch Know Learn – An extensive collection of virtual job shadowing videos
Careers Out There – “Real Advice from Real Professionals”