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The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board (LSWDB), synonymous with the term Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) represents Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties in the State of South Carolina.The MISSION of the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board is to: "provide workforce investment activities, through a local workforce investment one-stop delivery system, that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the six county region."

"La misión de la Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board es proporcionar las actividades de desarrollo de mano de obra a través de un programa local que aumenta el empleo, retención y gananciases de participantes.El programa también aumenta el logro de habilidates professional por los participantes y, como resultado, majora la calidad de la mano de obra, reduce la dependencia de beinastar y refuerza la productividad competitividad de la region de seis condados."

The Act requires that each local workforce investment area establish a One-Stop Delivery System including at least one full-service or comprehensive one-stop workforce center. The full-service one-stop workforce center must have universal access, include a host of mandatory human services and employment related programs and a partnership inclusive of each mandatory program that exist in the local community. The LSWDB has established two full-service or comprehensive one-stop workforce centers. One in Aiken County, located at 1571 Richland Avenue, Aiken, SC 29802-2418 (telephone: 803-641-1075) and another in Orangeburg County, located at 1804 Joe Jeffords Highway, Orangeburg, SC 29115 (telephone: 803-534-3336).

The Board has also established satellite/affiliate/access point centers in:

    Bamberg County, at 19 Maple Avenue-Brooker Center, Denmark, SC 29042, PH: (803) 956-6030

    Barnwell County, at 248 Wall Street, Barnwell, SC 29812, PH: (803) 450-1000

    Allendale County, at 398 Barnwell Highway, Allendale, SC 29810-0356, PH: (803) 702-2020

    Calhoun County, at 101 Courthouse Drive, St. Matthews, SC 29135, PH: (803) 874-2443


Satellite or affiliate centers will offer all available services based on its capacity, considering that some mandated programs simply won't be available in the smaller communities. When unique services are demanded for which the satellite center is unable to deliver, it will draw on resources available at one of the two full-service centers to meet the need of the customer demanding that unique service. Customers are employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers.
The MISSION of the one-stop career centers, both comprehensive and affiliate, is to: "establish and continuously improve an accessible, seamless, and customer-focused system for reaching out and helping employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers obtain the workforce development assistance they need and desire."

"La Misión Establezer y continuamente mejorar un sistema que es accessible, prove continuidad, enfocado hacia el cliente y que alcanza a ayudar a los empleadores, a los buscadores de trabajo y a los empleados a obtener la ayuda en el desarrollo de la mano de obra que neccsitan y desean."
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted on July 22, 2014, provides three primary funding streams, one for adults, another for dislocated workers, and another for youth. Funds flowing to the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board will be used to fund the required One-Stop Delivery System. This includes the various one-stop workforce centers, providers of career services, providers of individual training accounts (ITA's) or vouchers for eligible adults, dislocated workers, and youth, as well as, to ensure universal access to basic career services (employment related services) at the various one-stop centers.

Citizens of the Lower Savannah Workforce Investment Area desiring to benefit from services available at the various one-stop career centers, should simply walk into the nearest center and ask to speak with a member of the one-stop career center staff about their particular needs and desires. You will find a cohesive, customer-focused, and highly efficient staff, ready to assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals.

Employers of the region who desire to have their employee-shortage needs satisfied through this one-of-a-kind customer-focused partnership effort, should simply contact the one-stop manager or operator at any one of the following one-stop workforce centers and let your needs and desires be known:

    SCWorks Aiken Center (Comprehensive), Wendy Mahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 641-1065, FX: (803) 641-7241.

    SCWorks Allendale Center, Wendy Nahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 702-2020, FX: (803) 584-7066.

    SCWorks Bamberg Center, Wendy Mahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 956-6030, FX: (803) 793-6575.

    SCWorks Barnwell Center, Wendy Mahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 450-1000, FX: (803) 259-3126.

    SCWorks Calhoun Center, Wendy Mahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 874-2443 or (803) 874-2444.

    SCWorks Orangeburg Center (Comprehensive), Wendy Mahuron, Center Operator, PH: (803) 534-3336, FX: (803) 531-5569.

Additional Services Provided through the Workforce System
In addition to basic career services (employment related and self-service) offered directly from the one-stop workforce or career centers, individualized career services (staff intensive/training/work based learning), as well as, youth activities and services, are offered as follows:

    Adults and Dislocated Workers. The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board has set aside funds, competitively procured, trained, and motivated contractor staff to provide Career Services to eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers. The point of access for these services is the one-stop enters.

    Youth (16-24 years old and out-of-school). The Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board has set aside funds, competitively procured, trained, and motivated contractor staff to provide Individualized Career Services to eligible Youth (16-24 years old and out-of-school). The point of access for these services is the one-stop centers.
Phone: (803) 649-7981
Fax: (803) 649-2248

Mailing address:
PO Box 850
Aiken, SC 29802-0850

Physical address:
2748 Wagener Rd.
Aiken, SC 29801
Email: LSWIAinfo@lscog.org