Workforce Development
Resources to help building industry pros develop a larger, more qualified workforce in South Carolina.
If you represent an organization that should be listed on this page, please contact Earl McLeod at the BIA of Central SC - (803) 256-6238. 

Apprenticeship Carolina
Apprenticeship Carolina™ is an integral part of the SC Technical College System that works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship consultants are available to guide companies through the registered apprenticeship development process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System. These services are available to South Carolina employers free of charge.
Interested employers are encouraged to contact Apprenticeship Carolina™ at (803) 896-5287 or to visit
Follow us on Twitter @ApprenticeshpSC

BIA of Central SCBuilding Industry Association of Central SC
Workforce Development Taskforce
Stan Beckley
Phone: (803) 513-0333
Claudia Satterfield
Phone: (803) 309-1329
Earl McLeod
Phone: (803) 256-6238

The Midlands Business Services Team is here to assist employers with all of the challenges related to recruiting, hiring and retaining talent.  We offer no cost job listings, applicant screening, recruiting and a host of other demand-driven services such as Incumbent Worker Training funds, and an On-the-Job training placement program.

Midlands Education & Business AllianceMidlands Education and Business Alliance
Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) is a dynamic organization with an eye on the future.
MEBA impacts the Midlands workforce by connecting educators with businesses to create programs that align curriculum with work skills needed today and tomorrow.
Contact: Samantha Turner
Director of Workforce Development
Phone: (803) 422-9856

Operation Palmetto EmploymentOperation Palmetto Employment - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
A statewide initiative launched by Gov. Nikki Haley and supported by the S.C. National Guard and the S.C. Department
of Employment and Workforce, Operation Palmetto Employment is a commitment to help our service members, family
members and veterans find meaningful civilian careers.
Contact: Elisa Edwards

Contact: Elaine Midkiff,
State Coordinator, JAG-South Carolina
Phone: (803) 737-0214 

SC Vocational RehabilitationSC Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
If you have a disability, we can help you understand the options available in becoming or staying employed.
Contact: Laura Spears
Transition Services Coordinator
Phone: (803) 896-6574