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OneSpartanburg Construction Training Program

The construction training partnership puts anyone who finishes it in a position to earn more than many people who graduate from college with a four-year degree

Community members sign up for classes in construction and specialty training in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical construction. Most of the students came from the Northside neighborhood in Spartanburg, an area experiencing a renaissance as community leaders work together to alleviate high unemployment and poverty in that area. While there are fees associated with the class, scholarships provided by community organizations such as the Northside Development Group have covered the costs. The nonprofit SC Works pays the trainees’ work during the 12- to 16-week internships. The program has many partners – Spartanburg Regional, the Northside Development Group, the City of Spartanburg, the Upstate Workforce Board and OneSpartanburg.
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