Education & Training
Two of the strongest advantages to locating your business or industry in Williamsburg County, South Carolina are the state's workforce training program (CATT) and Williamsburg Technical College. Formerly known as the South Carolina Special Schools Program, CATT provides customized workforce training for new and expanding business and industry in the state of South Carolina. This training is provided at little or no cost to qualifying companies.
ReadySC™ Website: http://www.ReadySC.org
As an integral part of the SC Technical College System, The Center for Accelerated Technology Training and its readySC™ program work together with the 16 technical colleges to prepare South Carolina's workforce to meet the needs of your company.Established in 1961, readySC™ is one of the oldest and most experienced workforce training programs in the United States. We are ready to bring this experience and expertise to work for your company.
Williamsburg Technical College Website: http://www.wiltech.edu
Williamsburg Technical College is a public, two-year college which grants associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education units. Its purpose is two-fold: to provide quality, affordable, and accessible opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their educational goals and to provide a fiscally, administratively, and academically sound and supportive environment in which these educational goals may be achieved.
The mission of Williamsburg Technical College is to offer quality, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities and experiences that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals and to encourage economic development in Williamsburg County. The College offers to residents of Williamsburg County with varying academic skill levels the opportunity for postsecondary vocational, technical, and occupational programs leading directly to employment or maintenance of employment in any of the area’s manufacturing firms specializing in textiles, plastics, or metal fabrication. Additionally, Williamsburg Technical College offers postsecondary vocational programs leading directly to employment or maintenance of employment in many of the county’s service industries to include cosmetology, nursing, and automotive repair. Associate degree programs are also offered which enable students to gain access through transfer to other postsecondary education. Through curricular programs and extensive continuing education and special programs and in cooperation with business and industry, the College attempts to produce ethical and skilled employees with leadership abilities who are also competent in their fields, capable of adjusting to change, and knowledgeable of current technological advances.
Williamsburg Technical College affirms the following values as guides for the institution to fulfill its mission, goals, philosophy, and operational procedures. The College is committed to its various constituencies as well as to quality education, accessibility, contribution to community and being a quality work environment. It believes in the capacity of individuals to be productive, to grow, and to achieve their highest potential; in commitment to high standards for educational programs that enhance the personal, social, and economic potential of the individual; in commitment to educational access for all who are eligible and who have the desire and ability to benefit from program offerings; in recognition of a partnership with and respect for cultural diversity in the community which supports local civic, economic, educational and cultural needs, and enriches the quality of community life; and in commitment to instructional and organizational development which results in open communication and involvement in planning and decision making in an ethical environment.