Palmetto Youth Connections

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Palmetto Youth Connections (PYC) is a community partnership administered by Eckerd Workforce Development Services that focuses on serving out-of-school youth ages 17-24 years old throughout South Carolina. The private company provides case management, counseling, training, career pathway development and employment services for out-of-school youth. PYC offers supportive services to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth participants in the form of course/training costs, transportation assistance, childcare, tools, uniforms, books and monetary incentives for goal completion.

Through this program, students earn a high school diploma or GED from Adult Education Centers in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties or students may enter this program with a high school diploma. PYC prepares students to enter post secondary education, work based training, and provides occupational skills training to assist with career pathway development and job placement.

Palmetto Youth Connections only accepts students who qualify for WIOA assistance. To learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process, visit Palmetto Youth Connections or contact Karen Craven at (864)-633-6354 or kcraven@eckerd.org for further assistance.