09.30.

Notice of Public Comment-WIOA Regional Plan

Notice of Public Comment

The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, serving as the administrative entity for the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, is accepting public comment on the Pee Dee Region’s four-year regional plan as required by The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.  The Pee Dee Region includes the Waccamaw (Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties), Santee Lynches (Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee counties) and Pee Dee (Florence, Marion, Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro and Chesterfield counties) Workforce Development Areas. The region’s four year plan serves as a process that will plan for, build, begin to implement, and provide for sustaining a talent development system built on defining the talent pipeline at the regional level that will support the State’s strategic and operational goals.  The plan can be found online at www.waccamawworks.org or at www.wrcog.org.  Comments on the plan can be submitted by October 30, 2016 in writing to the attention of:

WIOA Regional Plan, 2016-2020

Public Comment
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440

09.30.

Notice of Public Comment-WIOA Local Plan

Notice of Public Comment

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, which includes Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties, and the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments as its administrative entity are accepting public comment on their four-year local plan required by The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.  WIOA is designed to help youth, job seekers and businesses.  The comprehensive four-year local plan, in partnership with Chief Elected Officials, serves as a plan to develop, align, and integrate local area service delivery strategies with those that support the State’s strategic and operational goals.  The plan can be found online at www.waccamawworks.org or at www.wrcog.org.  Comments on the plan can be submitted by October 30, 2016 in writing to the attention of:

WIOA Local Plan 2016-2020

Public Comment
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440

09.26.

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Assistance Applications Now Available

Incumbent Worker Training Assistance
The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments announces the availability of Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) under provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The purpose of this IWT Program is to assist employers in training currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses and workers competitive. Private Sector South Carolina Employers located in the counties of Williamsburg, Georgetown and Horry in need of training for incumbent workers due to expansion and changing skill requirements caused by new technology, retooling, new product lines, and new organizational restructuring may be eligible for IWT assistance. Interested employers must forward their request for IWT assistance to Ayla Hemeon, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, REFERENCE: IWT PROGRAM, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440, by October 14, 2016.

You may request an IWT Application by email to kmccutchen@wrcog.org or you may print/complete the application below:

IWT Public Announcement

IWT Guidelines

IWT Application

 

09.15.

Waccamaw Workforce Development Board Meeting Agenda

The next Waccamaw Workforce Development Board meeting is set for 9:30am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments building located at 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. The meeting agenda is attached below. For additional information, please call 843-546-8502.

Agenda-September 2016

09.07.

Medicare 101 Workshop – September 22, 2016

Waccamaw Neck Branch Library-September 22, 2016 — Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments’ SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) will hold a Medicare 101 class on September 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 41 St Paul Place, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

The class is an introduction to Medicare including what the various parts cover, when to enroll, who pays what costs, and other common questions.  Highly recommended for anyone entering the Medicare system within the next year, but all are welcome.

Admission is free but due to limited space, registration is required.  Attendees are asked to bring their copy of the “Medicare and You” 2016 Handbook for reference during the presentation (limited copies will be available if you do not have a copy).

To register please contact Beulah V. Torbit, (843) 436-6252 or btorbit@wrcog.org

 
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