The Work it Up Job Training Scholarship Program is funded by the City of Columbia. This program is designed to provide short-term job training for residents residing in the incorporated area city limits of Columbia. The job training initiative will expand work opportunities for residents and provide employers with highly trained employees needed for continued growth in occupational areas such as Health Care, Manufacturing, Call Center Professional, Customer Care Specialist, and CDL.

Under this program, qualified applicants will receive scholarships to attend Midlands Technical College’s QuickJobs Courses. Additionally, WorkKeys Assessments and SoftSkills training for job readiness will be provided through Richland School District One’s Adult Education Program.
Key Components of Program
  1. Applicants must reside in the incorporated area city limits of Columbia.
  2. Applicants must be unemployed or underemployed with total earnings at 80% or below the HUD designated AMI.
  3. Applicants must agree to Criminal Background check and receive negative results from drug test.
  4. Soft Skills training will be available and QuickJobs course selections cannot exceed 12 months.
  5. Midlands Technical College will assist with identifying employers with current job vacancies in designated or similarly related course selected training areas.
  6. Applicants must meet workforce job readiness.
  7. MTC’s QuickJobs courses will be held at the Beltline, Northeast and/or Airport campuses, unless otherwise stipulated.
  8. Scholarship recipients must attend all classes and are responsible for all classwork, lectures, and assignments. Failure to adhere to the attendance policy will result in dismissal from program. Exceptions for absences may be made under extenuating circumstances but is at the discretion of MTC or Adult Ed. Instructors.
  9. Academic dishonesty in all its forms, including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, and collusion will not be tolerated.
Scholarships may not exceed $4,000.00. Other assistance may be considered for childcare, transportation and criminal record expungement on a case-by-case basis.
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  Last Name   First Name   Middle Initial
Street Address
City State      Zip Code
Home   Work Cell
How did you hear about the WORK IT UP Job Training Program? (if a person, please list their name)
Marital Status
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Date of Birth  
High School/GED
Vocational/Technical Program
Some College/University
Graduate Studies
Current or Previous Employer
Employer Name
Zip Code
Position Title
Gross Monthly Salary  
Yes No 
Are you currently employed?
Do you have any financial resources?
Do you receive financial support from any family members?
Do you receive Supplimental Security Income (SSI)?
Do you receive Social Security Disablility Insurance (SSDI)?
Do you receive Social Security?
Do you receive General Public Assistance?
Do you receive Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)?
Do you receive child support?
Do you receive Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits?
Do you receive unemployment income?
Do you receive Medicare?
Do you receive Medicaid?
Do you receive food stamps?
Do you have any other sources of income, and if so what are they?
How much money have you received in the past 30 days from your source of income?
This program adheres to and complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act. All applicants selected to participate will be accepted into the program contingent upon successful completion of all pre-screening processes such as, but not limited to the following: Drug/Alcohol Screening Test and SLED/NCIC Background Check. Failure to successfully complete this process may be cause for TN Development Corporation and Eau Claire Development Corporation to withdraw your application.
Criminal Convictions
Have you ever been convicted of any criminal offense(s) ever? Yes No
If YES, list below information of All Convictions
ConvictionsWhere Convicted
Arresting Authority
City & State
Date Mo/YrCourt Disposition
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Personal and Family Information
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Are you disabled?
Are you or could you be pregnant?   If so, when is your due date?
Do you have children? If so, how many?
Do you have child care to attend day classes?
Do you have child care to attend evening/night classes?
 How many family members live in your household?
 Please list them below:
Family Members
How long have you lived at your current residence?
What will be your form of transportation for getting back and forth to class?
Please list any other agencies that assist you and/or your family:
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Mail:TN Development Corporation
Job Training Program
1225 Lady Street, Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29201
Fax:(803) 545-3772
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