Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the SC Works Pee Dee Center Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the SC Works Pee Dee Center Orientation This presentation is designed to introduce our services and provide you with information that can help you in your career search.
2 The SC Works Center is focused on understanding YOUR needs and is committed to meeting those needs: Job seekers are treated in a caring, respectful mannerServices are delivered with a sense of urgencyAll customers have the opportunity to know their skills and obtain the best possible job with their skills
3 SC Works Pee Dee Centers are staffed by partnering organizations in your neighborhood that want to see you succeed in your job search, choice, and promotion.
4 Darlington County Florence County Marion County Marlboro County SC Works - Hartsville Center1319 South Fourth Street, Hartsville, SCHours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pmSC Works - Florence Center1558 West Evans Street, Florence, SCHours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pmMarion CountyMarlboro CountySC Works - Marion Center2413 East Highway 76, Marion, SCHours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pmSC Works - Bennettsville Center460 Highway 9 West, Bennettsville, SCHours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm
5 Access Points Chesterfield County Dillon County 119 West Main Street, Chesterfield (Library)Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm318 Front Street, Cheraw (Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC)Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pmDillon CountyFlorence County – Lake City2204 Highway 301 South, Dillon (NETC Campus)Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm209 Graham Road, Lake City (LifeLong Learning Center)Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5 pm
6 When visiting SC Works Centers: Bring your POSITIVE attitude!Avoid bringing children, if possible, so that we are able to have your undivided attention.Dress as if you are going to an interview. Employers often recruit in the Centers.
7 RESOURCE CENTERJob seekers can use the Resource Center to search for jobs, post resumes and research online information for career planning and employment opportunities.Don’t know how to use a computer?We offer Basic Computer classes to assist with your job search.
8 SEARCH FOR JOBSThe MOST comprehensive website for individuals seeking a job in the Pee Dee region or in South Carolina is Register here and you can do these things and more:Create and save resumesCreate and save job searches and skill assessmentsKeep records of job applicationsCreate files on employers and much more!
9 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WORKSHOPS Our free workshops will allow you to learn how to:Write a more effective resumeUse networking to find your next jobDress for the job you wantAnd much moreA different topic may be scheduled each day; just select the one that interests you, register/sign up and plan to attend. Register in advance by calling your local SC Works Center.
10 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WORKSHOPS Our Workshop schedules are posted for review in the SC Works Centers or you may view them online at
11 COMPUTER SOFTWARE AVAILABLE In the Resource Room, you have free access to software that can help you increase your basic reading/math skills, WorkKeys skills, job search skills, etc. Ask for assistance to access:Career Ready 101 (Keytrain, career exploration, positive work behaviors, and greater capacity to develop resumes, conduct job searches, and succeed in interviews). Aztec Learning System (Skills Upgrading, GED preparation)SCOIS (Career Information, Assessments)Mavis Beacon (typing speed & accuracy)Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
12 WORKKEYSWorkKeys is a job skills’ assessment system measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable for any occupation, skilled or professional, and at any level of education. When you use WorkKeys to show you are ready for work, you have an advantage with employers who accept or require job applicants to have WorkKeys in order to ensure that all their workers have needed skills. Many Pee Dee Employers require that you be WorkKeys tested.Testing is provided in the SC Works Florence Center and by limited scheduling in the other centers.For more information and to schedule to take WorkKeys, contact the WorkKeys Administrator for SC Works Pee Dee at (843)
13 PARTNER SERVICESAt the SC Works Center, you will have access to many services OR we can personally refer you. Here are a few of the partners and partner programs that may assist you:TANFIf you need to apply for cash, food, Medicaid, please contact your local Department of Social Services or visit
14 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (VR) Enabling eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain competitive employment.Individuals with disabilities who are able to work can also receive personal career search assistance. VR programs can help you review all available options and work with employers to provide a productive work environment.
15 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA) WIA provides opportunities to eligible individuals who do not find suitable employment after using the services available to them in the Resource Center. WIA does not pay you to go to school, but it does offer scholarships to various training programs that lead to higher paying jobs in the following Career Clusters for our area – Advanced Manufacturing/Technology, Health Care, Customer Service, Transportation, Construction and Administrative/Information Technology Support.
16 OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH WIA (Ages 16-21)For eligible youth, WIA programs are available to improve the educational, job preparation, and leadership skills necessary to lead to a successful career as an adult. For information contact:Darlington County Schools WIA at (843)Paxen Learning Corporation at (843) (Serves Chesterfield, Dillon, most of Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties).Florence School District #3 (Lake City) at (843) , ext. 1080JOB CORPS (Ages 16-24)Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Need a fresh start? Join Job Corps and live away from home and receive hands-on career training and education.
17 EMPLOYMENT SERVICESSCDEW in partnership with SC Works provides all jobseekers with career counseling, job referrals, testing and training services, and resume-writing assistance.Free tools to assist employers include training opportunities, posting job openings, recruiting and screening candidates and reviewing job market trends.See Employment Representatives in the SC Works Centers.
18 VETERAN SERVICES NATIONAL GUARD Veterans (and their spouses) can receive assistancethrough job referrals, training, and career management.We also offer a wide range of services to veterans with barriers to employment. We collaborate with organizations to enhance job placement opportunities, including businesses, VA medical centers community based organizations and reserve guard units. Call to speak with a Veterans Representative.NATIONAL GUARDThe National Guard has a broad network of resources and services to find jobs, training and employment opportunities for Service Members and their Family.The Employment Services program provides local resources and assistance to Service Members and their families who are seeking employment, a transition to a new career or further their education.
19 TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAA) If you lost your job because of foreign competition,you may be eligible for the Trade AdjustmentAssistance (TAA) program. These are additional services designed to help you return to work as quickly as possible. There are important deadlines associated with many TAA benefits and services.When you are notified that you are potentially eligible for TAA benefits, it is important that you visit your closest SC Works Center and complete an application as soon as possible. Failure to meet your deadlines may result in losing your TAA benefits.
20 EMPLOYMENT FOR SENIORS We have dedicated AARP and Experience Works volunteers who work with local companies that are seeking the skills and experience of workers age 55+.AARP Foundation ( ) and Experience Works( ) also assist low-income seniors, many with multiple barriers to employment, to get the training needed to find good jobs.
21 SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS SC Works Centers also offer services for employers in the local communities. Employers are an important part of the workforce system.Job Postings – Online, phone call, fax, in-personApplicant screening and referralProfessional Testing (Typing, Basic Skills, Microsoft Office)Customized RecruitmentJob FairsProvision of Labor Market InformationInterviewing Space, SchedulingProvision of information and referral related to:Tax CreditsCommunity ResourcesFederal BondingAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Veterans servicesOn-the-Job TrainingRapid Response servicesWorkKeys testing & profiling services, upgrading for employees
22 USE YOUR MOBILE DEVICES TO ACCESS INFORMATION SC WORKS ONLINE MOBILE APPI-CLAIM MOBILE APPSC WORKS PEE DEESC WORKS PEE DEE
23 CUSTOMER SERVICEOur goal is to offer you services in ways that meet your employment needs.Please provide feedback on your experience with us so that we can continuously improve. Please ask for a customer survey if one is not made available to you.Our job is not done until you are employed!
24 Thank you for your time and allowing us to introduce our services. QUESTIONS?Thank you for your time and allowing us to introduce our services.If you have questions about SC Works services, please ask one of our Center staff or visit our website at
25 For Information on: Contact: Senior Community Service Employment Programs for individuals ages 55 and overAARP Foundation ( )Experience Works ( )Department of Employment & Workforce: Employment Services, Veterans Workforce Programs, Federal Bonding, TAAContact your local SC Works Center or log into your account at Unemployment Insurance (UI)mybenefits.dew.sc.gov orDepartment of Social Services (DSS):TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps)SNAP 2 Work, JUMMP, Project HopeContact your local DSS office or visitAdult Education, GED, Literacy ActivitiesVisit your local Adult Education officeVocational Rehabilitation Act ProgramsContact your local Vocational Rehabilitation office or visit Workforce Investment Act (WIA Assistance)Your local SC Works Center –see slide 3 for locations in the Pee Dee Region Northeastern Technical College (NETC) Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Telamon(843) Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC (CMEOC)or call Pee Dee Community Action Agency (PDCAA)or call Darlington County Community Action Agency (DCCAA)or callFlorence Housing Authority
26 TTY: Relay Service Dial 711 The Workforce Investment Act is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.TTY: Relay Service Dial 711