The SC Works Trident Centers provide
employers with valuable resources to recruit qualified employees
from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets. Services include local
and state initiatives to aid in recruitment, employer training
programs and business retention and expansion efforts.
Building and maintaining a qualified, motivated workforce is
critical to the success of your business. SC Works Trident gives you
the tools you need to stay competitive in the labor market, find the
right employee and make it easier to manage your workforce.
On-The-Job Training (OJT)
On-The-Job Training is designed to fulfill the needs of local
employers by allowing them to train new hires while they are working
and learning the job skills and information for productive and
successful job performance. Employers make all the hiring decisions,
tailor the training, and can be reimbursed up to 75% of the
trainee's hourly wages.
Employers also save on recruiting,
screening and new employee training costs. OJT is provided for
occupations with an established hourly wage. Training length is
negotiable and there is no cost for OJT services.
The Trident Workforce Investment Board invests in promoting growth
within the region by using innovative and often nontraditional
solutions to develop the skills of the workforce while addressing
the evolving needs of local businesses.
Labor Market Information
The SC Works Trident System has the facts employers
need to plan for the future. Information is available on prevailing
wages, in-demand occupations, employment and income statistics,
employee availability, current employment trends, economic
indicators, and new workforce developments.
Recruiting and Staff Services
The SC Works Trident System can help employers advertise job
openings, coordinate the application process, and schedule
recruitment interviews and career fairs, as well as facilitate
pre-hire and post-hire testing sessions at conveniently located
centers throughout the tri-county region or at the employer's
The SC Works Trident System provides job placement, retraining
opportunities, and other services to help reduce the economic impact
of layoffs on both the company and the community.
When plant closings and layoffs become a reality, South Carolina
businesses can get the help they need for affected employees through
the State Dislocated Worker Unit. The State Dislocated Worker Unit
(SWU) is responsible for providing "Rapid Response" assistance to
employers and employees impacted by any permanent layoff or closure
action affecting 50 or more workers. Rapid Response services are
provided regardless of the reason for a layoff or closure (e.g.,
Trade impacted, company downsizing/restructuring, national disaster,
plan relocation, bankruptcy, etc.)
WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring real world
skills and abilities that are critical to job success. WorkKeys
assessments measure proficiency in three key areas:
- Communication: Business Writing, Listening, Reading for
- Problem Solving: Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology,
Locating Information, Observation
- Interpersonal Skills: Teamwork
For more information