A Construction Training program has been established through a partnership between the Northside Development Group, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg Community College, SC Works, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Upstate Workforce Board. This program offers scholarships for training in various areas of construction, including masonry, framing, drywall, tile work, and other specified building trades. Participants receive an NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certification. Graduates have the opportunity to enroll in a paid Apprenticeship program offered in partnership with SCWorks and Spartanburg Regional Hospital.
48 participants have taken classes through the program since June 2017. Employment opportunities are immediately available after graduation with the potential to earn up to $22/hour. Plumbers are in particularly high demand.
The Chamber of Commerce is currently taking applications for future classes, which may include Construction Core classes, plumbing, electrical, and other trades. Applicants may be eligible for scholarships. If you already have experience in the construction field, NDG will be assisting Harper Corporation and Creative Builders in taking applications for projects related to the Northside.
For more information please call Terrance Hawes at the Chamber of Commerce (864)594-5040, or call NDG at (864)598-0097.