Building the Future Workforce of SC!


Home Page

Palmetto Youth Connections is a Community Partnership focused on serving out-of-school youth ages 16-21 throughout South Carolina.  Our focus is to develop community-wide partnerships and collaborations among state agencies, local municipalities, local workforce investment boards, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, School Districts, Adult Education programs and others that serve youth.

Our Mission: Improve the quality, competitiveness, and productivity of the nation’s future workforce by removing barriers and developing the skill sets of our young adults.

What's In It For You?

  • A chance to complete your high school education or upgrade your basic skills!
  • The opportunity to train for a career!
  • The assistance and support of a caring staff that will help you succeed!
  • The ability to set goals that may change your life!
  • Earn cash incentives for completing your High School Diploma or GED!
  • Enter into paid Internships or On-the-Job training opportunities!
  • Receive financial assistance for certificate or diploma courses with local colleges!
  • Receive assistance from a certified Career Coach to get financial aid for college!

To register for the program you must:

  • Be a young adult ages 16*-21         
  • Attend our program orientation
  • Complete a registration application
  • Provide eligibility documentation (PYC staff will assist you with this process once you attend orientation)
  • Household Income
  • Drivers License
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Transcript
  • High School Withdrawal Letter
  • Show barriers to employment
    • Unable to find work due to educational status
    • No work experience
    • No training or skills for the job 


 *Assessed on a case by case basis

Palmetto Youth Connections
Program Sites

Santee - Lynches Workforce Investment Area
(Clardendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter Counties)
PYC Office in Sumter, SC
(803) 774-0563

Trident Workforce Investment Area
(Berkeley, Charleston, & Dorchester Counties)
PYC Office in North Charleston, SC
(843) 574-1897

WorkLink Workforce Investment Area
(Anderson, Oconee, & Pickens Counties)
PYC Office in Anderson, SC
(864) 328-7789

Toll Free: 1-800-760-3620
TTY: 711

Palmetto Youth Connections
Custom Programs


Website Builder