Workforce Partners

In her State of the State address in January 2015, Gov. Nikki Haley challenged her “entire Cabinet to get creative about how we put people back to work.” While this has always been the focus of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), there was a larger message at play in those words – collaboration. She challenged the entire cabinet to reach out to other workforce development organizations because success can only be executed when agencies and programs work together.

DEW is instrumental in leading the growth of a pipeline of quality workers and helping match them with employers. With the governor's charge of creatively matching workforce and business, South Carolina has seen many opportunities for collaboration and success.


DEW is involved in several workforce projects. Click on the links below to read more about some of our work and initiatives.

DEW administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). South Carolina workforce partners use WIOA as the standard for the vision and implementation of workforce development in our state. To learn more about WIOA, click here.


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