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Are you where you want to be?

If not, we can help.

If you're 17-24 years old, a SC Works Catawba Workforce Center can put you on the road to a better future.

As part of the Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board (WDB), operating under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, our SC Works Workforce Centers have all the tools, resources, and opportunities you need.

The Youth Programs offered by the Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board contain the following program elements:

  • TABE Testing
  • Tutoring and study skills training
  • WorkKeys assessments and Skill-building exercises
  • Alternative secondary school services
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Work Experience
Using WorkKeys, experienced counselors can assess your skills and match your talents with rewarding job opportunities. If your skill levels are not where they need to be, coaching and skill building exercises will be available to improve your skill sets. We can even help you gain valuable on-the-job work experience.

No matter what your situation, our SC Works Workforce Centers have programs and services specifically designed to help you achieve your goals.

The following are the youth programs offered:

  • Carolina Community Actions, Inc. - Out of School Youth Program
          Contact Person: Damien Ward - Phone: (803) 366-5302 - Email:

         Serves York County

    The purpose of this program is to provide a flexible participant-centered approach to meet the employment and training needs of program participants. The program begins with the assessment of needs, interests and aptitudes of the participants, followed by the arrangement of the necessary activities to make the participant employable for a particular occupation. The program activities will include classroom training in preparation for a GED and college interview techniques when the participant is interested in post secondary training. Other activities include pre-employment skills training and occupational skills training. The case manager will work with the participant to develop the Individual Service Plan which sets forth the employment and training goals for the participant and describes training and services to be provided to meet the these goals.

  • ResCare Youth - Out of School Youth Program
         Contact Person: Amanda Baker - Phone: (803) 385-1179 - Email:

         Serves Chester, Lancaster and York Counties

    The purpose of this program is to provide a case management based program that focuses on academic and employment success. The Grantee will offer on-site help to improve basic skills (TABE), obtain GED, employability skills, soft skills through computer-based ResCare Academy software. The Grantee will offer occupational training in ServeSafe, NRFF, and Clean Green Technician. The Grantee may refer some participants to other occupational training such as Advanced Manufacturing.

  • Certification of Eligibility


    The Grantee shall provide eligibility determination and certification services for Youth. The eligibility determination and certification process shall be conducted in accordance with procedures and guidelines established by the AE and criteria set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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