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Free career training at technical colleges for unemployed

Unemployed individuals in South Carolina will be able to get free job training at technical colleges through a new program announced Tuesday.  

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced the initiative to offer free job training to unemployed individuals during a press conference Tuesday morning at the Anderson campus of Tri-County Technical College. 

Details of the new program were discussed by Rep. Brian White; executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, Dan Ellzey; S.C. Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee and Tri-County Technical College President Dr. Galen DeHay. 

What is the program and who is qualified for it?

The program is a partnership between the South Carolina Technical College System and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Through the initiative, anyone who is unemployed in South Carolina can receive free training for high-demand jobs at any technical college in the state. While the program is limited to specific programs, there are a wide variety of options. Applicants can pursue careers as a lineman technician, welder, commercial driver, patient care technician and manufacturing technician, among others.