Spartanburg Herald Journal, October 26, 2009
Finally, some good news for Union County.
Spartanburg Community College soon will open its new QuickJobs Development Center in Union, which school and local officials are hoping will evenually curb an unemployment rate in excess of 20 percent there.
The recently completed 14,000 square-foot facility on Highway 176 — an estimated $2.3 million project funded by a grant from the Department of Commerce and a Community Development Block Grant — will house three technical programs: welding, pipe fitting and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certification.
Most of the students are recipients of scholarship money from an “individual training account” through Upstate Career Source, which operates under the direction of the Upstate Workforce Investment Board.
How to enroll: For more information about enrolling in one of the three technical programs to be held at the new center, call the Corporate & Community Education department at SCC at 592-4900. For information about qualifying for individual. training account scholarships, call Upstate Career Source at 562-4168.
Read more about the QuickJobs Development Center.