Financial Aid and SC Lottery Funding are not available for non-college credit or continuing education courses. Financial Assistance is available to assist in covering expenses related to training courses. See listing below for many funding options. It is recommended to visit in person with an appointment.
If you have a disability; physical, mental, medical condition, alcohol or substance abuse addiction or criminal record you could qualify for assistance.
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
105 Parkins Mill Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Greenville County Regional Workforce Collaborative/Greenville Works
Consortium of agencies delivering services to residents meeting eligibility requirements; HS diploma/GED, satisfactory background check, passing drug screen, meeting income guidelines and a minimum of a silver Work Keys certificate. Those qualifying receive 3 weeks of training.
For WorkKeys career readiness certificate contact:
To apply to the program go to www.Careerskillsnow.com or contact:
(864) 527-8990 ext.26
Michael’s Way helps adults breakout out poverty through education. Agency requests that prospective students check with other traditional agencies first, since they have limited funding. Michael’s Way requires prospective clients to take the WorkKeys skills test prior to consideration for funding. Visit www.michaelswayupstate.org for more information or to fill out an application.
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resource SHARE/LADDER Program
Comprehensive jobs training/improvement and placement program
Eligibility Requirements Greenville County resident meeting
PO Box 10204
614 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29603
(Quiwanna James ext. 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
United Ministries Employment Readiness Program
Individuals must attend orientation on Thursday mornings to determine eligibility.
503 Vardry Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Eligibility determined by application process. Most loans require a 24-48 hour turnaround. This is a low interest loan that the student pays back.
Sallie Mae Company, SLM Financial
(888) -2-Sallie www.salliemae.com
Eligibility determined by application and credit score. Usually there is a one day turnaround with $1,000 minimum interest loan that the student pays back.
Lendmark Financial Services
101 Verdae Blvd. Suite 340
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 284-0816 www.lendmarkfinancial.com
EDCT has access to a number of programs to help students get the training the need. Many of these programs are grant-based or scholarship funds which means they have some strict guidelines.
Quick Jobs with a Future Scholarships through Greenville Tech Foundation
Due to the benevolence of local corporations, charitable groups, and private citizens, limited Quick Jobs program scholarships are available when funding is provided. The donations are administered by the Greenville Tech Foundation. Interested individuals must meet with the appropriate program manager with the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division to determine need and eligibility. The program manager will coordinate with a divisional representative to check on availability of funding. Contact Steve Hand for more information.
Quick Jobs with a Future Veterans Scholarship
Download the Application Packet (PDF)
This privately funded program is limited to veterans. Veterans may apply to the program to fund some portion of training in a variety of areas. If you are a veteran, contact Steve Hand at 250-8249 or email@example.com.
South Carolina Upstate Merit Shop Electrical Contractor's Apprenticeship
The Electrical Core through Level IV program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and provides students with defined career paths in the electrical occupations through a combination of classroom, lab, and live work experiences. To learn more and to apply for the apprenticeship, contact Suzanne Richards, director of training, Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas, Inc., at (704) 332-7280 or email SRichards@ABCCarolinas.org.