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The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board (LSWDB), synonymous with the term Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) represents Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties in the State of South Carolina.The MISSION of the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board is to: "provide workforce investment activities, through a local workforce investment one-stop delivery system, that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the six county region."

"La misión de la Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board es proporcionar las actividades de desarrollo de mano de obra a través de un programa local que aumenta el empleo, retención y gananciases de participantes. El programa también aumenta el logro de habilidates professional por los participantes y, como resultado, majora la calidad de la mano de obra, reduce la dependencia de beinastar y refuerza la productividad competitividad de la region de seis condados."

The Act requires that each local workforce investment area establish a One-Stop Delivery System including at least one full-service or comprehensive one-stop workforce center. The full-service one-stop workforce center must have universal access, include a host of mandatory human services and employment related programs and a partnership inclusive of each mandatory program that exist in the local community.

The LSWDB has established two full-service or comprehensive one-stop workforce centers:

Aiken County

1571 Richland Avenue
Aiken, SC 29802
PH: (803) 641-1065

Orangeburg County

1804 Joe Jeffords Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115
PH: (803) 534-3336

The Board has also established satellite/affiliate/access point centers in:

Bamberg County

19 Maple Avenue
Denmark, SC 29042
PH: (803) 956-6030

Barnwell County

248 Wall Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
PH: (803) 450-1000

Allendale County

398 Barnwell Highway
Allendale, SC 29810-0356
PH: (803) 702-2020

Calhoun County

101 Courthouse Drive
St. Matthews, SC 29135
PH: (803) 874-2443

Satellite or affiliate centers will offer all available services based on its capacity, considering that some mandated programs simply won't be available in the smaller communities. When unique services are demanded for which the satellite center is unable to deliver, it will draw on resources available at one of the two full-service centers to meet the need of the customer demanding that unique service. Customers are employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers.

Mission

The MISSION of the one-stop career centers, both comprehensive and affiliate, is to: "establish and continuously improve an accessible, seamless, and customer-focused system for reaching out and helping employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers obtain the workforce development assistance they need and desire."

"La Misión Establezer y continuamente mejorar un sistema que es accessible, prove continuidad, enfocado hacia el cliente y que alcanza a ayudar a los empleadores, a los buscadores de trabajo y a los empleados a obtener la ayuda en el desarrollo de la mano de obra que neccsitan y desean."
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted on July 22, 2014, provides three primary funding streams, one for adults, another for dislocated workers, and another for youth. Funds flowing to the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board will be used to fund the required One-Stop Delivery System. This includes the various one-stop workforce centers, providers of career services, providers of individual training accounts (ITA's) or vouchers for eligible adults, dislocated workers, and youth, as well as, to ensure universal access to basic career services (employment related services) at the various one-stop centers.

Citizens

Citizens of the Lower Savannah Workforce Investment Area desiring to benefit from services available at the various one-stop career centers, should simply walk into the nearest center and ask to speak with a member of the one-stop career center staff about their particular needs and desires. You will find a cohesive, customer-focused, and highly efficient staff, ready to assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals.

Employers

Employers of the region who desire to have their employee-shortage needs satisfied through this one-of-a-kind customer-focused partnership effort, should simply contact the one-stop manager or operator at any one of the following one-stop workforce centers and let your needs and desires be known:

SCWorks Aiken Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 641-1065
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 641-7241

SCWorks Allendale Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 702-2020
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 584-7066

SCWorks Bamberg Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 956-6030
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 793-6575

SCWorks Barnwell Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 450-1000
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 259-3126

SCWorks Calhoun Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 874-2443
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 874-2447

SCWorks Orangeburg Center

Jennifer Jenkins, Center Operator
PH: (803) 534-3336
PH: (803) 226-1098
FX: (803) 531-5569

Additional Services Provided through the Workforce System

In addition to basic career services (employment related and self-service) offered directly from the one-stop workforce or career centers, individualized career services (staff intensive/training/work based learning), as well as, youth activities and services, are offered as follows:

Adults and Dislocated Workers

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board has set aside funds, competitively procured, trained, and motivated contractor staff to provide Career Services to eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers. The point of access for these services is the one-stop enters.

Youth

(16-24 years old and out-of-school)

The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board has set aside funds, competitively procured, trained, and motivated contractor staff to provide Individualized Career Services to eligible Youth (16-24 years old and out-of-school). The point of access for these services is the one-stop centers.

PHONE

(803) 649-7981

FAX

(803) 649-2248

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 850 | Aiken, SC 29802

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

2748 Wagener Rd. | Aiken, SC 29801

HOURS

Mo - Th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Fr 8:30 am to 4:30 pm