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Education / Training

Occupational Skills Training

Occupational Skills Training is available to Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth participants. We provide funds up to $10,000* per participant for classroom training opportunities that are in the approved WIOA funded clusters of: Healthcare, Transportation/Distribution/Logistics, Construction and Manufacturing.

* based on availability of funds

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The mission of the Lower Savannah Council of Governments Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Workforce Development Board (WDB) is to build the capacity of the area's workforce to compete in a global economy. Under WIOA, On-the-Job Training means training by an employer that is provided to a full-time paid participant while engaged in productive work. The goal of OJT is to obtain the best training available from employers all while providing assistance to local businesses with wage reimbursements and assisting job seekers obtain employment.

Interested? Read more here.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a comprehensive education and training program for disadvantaged youths ages 16-24. The Job Corps program offers students the opportunity to enroll in basic education and GED classes while they receive vocational training in many areas. Job Corps training is self-paced. Job Corps also gives women the skills to be self-sufficient and self-reliant.

Colleges / Technical Schools

Check out the following list of colleges in our region for more information and links to their webpages.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College - Orangeburg, SC >

Aiken Technical College - Aiken, SC >

USC-Aiken - Aiken, SC >

Voorhees College - Denmark, SC >

Denmark Technical College - Denmark, SC >

Claflin University - Orangeburg, SC >

SC State University - Orangeburg, SC >

Southern Methodist College - Orangeburg, SC >


(803) 649-7981


(803) 649-2248


PO Box 850 | Aiken, SC 29802


2748 Wagener Rd. | Aiken, SC 29801


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