Scholarships are available to individuals participating in Workforce Investment Act programs who:

  • Need training or retraining to get a job
  • Have the ability to complete training and work in a selected field
  • Choose a training program on the eligible training providers list that provides training for an in-demand occupation. Click here for eligible training providers list.

To receive a scholarship, Workforce Investment Act participants must meet eligibility requirements, attend a workshop, take an occupational interest assessment and complete a scholarship application.

More about the Workforce Investment Act programs.

SC Works Centers assists you in looking for your next job efficiently.

  • Computers with Internet access are available.
  • Easy-to-use resume preparation software is available.
  • Job listings are posted.
  • Workshops, books and videos help you plan your search.
  • Analysis of your skills and interests.
  • Click here to find the Lowcountry SC Works Center near you.

The Six most commonly asked questions about WIA training

Q: I need to go back to work. Can I finish school part-time?
A: Yes, people are encouraged to work.

Q: I don’t have a high school diploma yet. Do I need to complete a scholarship application form?
A: WIA can pay for basic skills classes such as GED preparation without WIA clients completing a scholarship form. 

Q. I am retirement age, but I don’t want to stop working. Do I qualify?
A. WIA is for people 14 to 114 years old.

Q: The training I need is 30 miles away. Can WIA help with gas money?
A: Yes, if the training is approved financial assistance may be available for transportation and child care. 

Q: I already have a two-year degree, but I need a couple of courses to brush up my computer skills. Am I eligible for a WIA scholarship even though I already have one degree?
A: Scholarships are determined on an individual basis. Having a degree will not necessarily rule a person out. Often people with degrees are approved for short courses to update their technical skills. 

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