For South Carolina veterans seeking job-ready certifications and training, GI Bill funds may be inaccessible. (Stipulations require using the funds for accredited degree programs.) This is particularly tough on veterans with many financial demands—they often need a better job yesterday!
Veteran Scholarships Forever has set up scholarship funds in 7 community colleges in SC. Our mission? To give veterans the same kind of access to job training programs that the GI Bill gives to degree-seeking veterans.
Our partner colleges offer a wide range of job-specific degrees, programs, and certifications across the state. Learn more about each of these institutions and a few of the best programs available to veterans.
NEW! Midlands Technical College
In addition to degree programs, students at Midlands Tech have access to a huge range of courses, certificates, and certifications to help them get to careers quickly. From landscapers and horticulturists to phlebotomists, veterans can find a best-fit career at Midlands Tech.
NEW! Florence-Darlington Technical College
With six different Machine Tool programs and three different Welding Tool programs, veterans have plenty of opportunities to get hands-on careers through FDTC. FDTC is committed to leading students to gainful employment through a variety of diplomas and certificates.
Greenville Technical College
Spread across nine locations in the Greenville area, Greenville Tech offers a large range of programs from business and public service to technology and science. Greenville Tech has an especially large selection of health and wellness programs including Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) and Health Information Management (HIM). Click here to see a full list of programs.
Spartanburg Community College
SCC offers over one hundred associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs in the Upstate. Veterans can get a certificate or a degree in the highly popular field of welding at SCC or pursue one of six advanced manufacturing degrees. SCC also offers programs in automotive and computer technologies.
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Located in the heart of the Lowcountry, TCL is committed to serving the needs of the community. TCL just announced an expansion of health science offerings to match the rapidly growing need for skilled healthcare workers in the Lowcountry. Check out TCL for programs in massage therapy, nursing, rad-tech, physical therapist assisting, surg-tech and medical assisting.
TriCounty Technical College
Dedicated to leading students to jobs, TCTC offers unique programs through the Acceleration Learning Center for Office Professionals where students can learn in a lab environment rather than a typical classroom. Click here to see the wide range of quick certifications TCTC offers to help get students to jobs quickly.
York Technical College
Students can start building a career with York Tech’s popular programs in Industrial Maintenance Technology and Automotive Technology. York Tech also offers an online career match tool for students to find careers that interest them.
South Carolina Veterans Should Have Every Opportunity to Thrive
Our goal is to partner with all community colleges in South Carolina and to help veterans from all corners of our state transition to civilian life quickly and successfully.
Know a veteran who is looking for a better job? Point them to the nearest partner college and/or program from this list! You can also share our recent post on job hunting for vets: 3 Essential Tips for Vets Seeking Employment