The Learning Center has added another component to our programs.  In addition to GED preparation and employment readiness, we are now offering a free WorkKeys program.  We desire to equip students/job-seekers with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a job.  With many employers in the upstate requiring WorkKeys, it helps to connect our clients to the job(s) they want.

The WorkKeys® Assessment System is a comprehensive system for measuring, communicating and improving the common skills required for success in the workplace.  The WorkKeys System can allow employers to identify individuals who have the basic skills required to be successful in a given position or career – specifically skills in reading, math, and locating information. There are four levels test-takers can earn – Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum

The WorkKeys Assessment System is quickly becoming the nationwide standard for measuring and communicating basic workplace skills. It is currently in use in all 50 states in the United States. The WorkKeys System was developed by ACT, Inc., the creators of the college entrance exam.

United Ministries will provide practice tests in all three foundational sections – Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and Reading for Information – as well as access to WIN, a self-paced, self-directed computer program that helps to assess and improve skill levels.  Following the practice assessments and WIN practice, United Ministries will register students to take the WorkKeys assessment at One-Stop.  

Upstate Employer Partners that Recognize, Request or Require the Career Readiness Certificate

1. Ascend Performance Materials

2.AshlandPerformance Materials

3. Ashmore Brothers Inc.

4. Atlas Food Systems & Services, Inc.

5. B. P. Barber

6. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

7. Bradshaw AutomotiveCos.

8. BWI


10.CenterManufacturing SC

11. CeramTec N.A.

12. Champion Aerospace, LLC

13. Cliffstar Corporation

14. CMCSouth CarolinaSteel

15. CommunitySouth Bank & Trust

16. Confluence Watersports

17. Cooper Power Systems Inc.

18. Covidien

19. Cytec Carbon Fibers

20. Divatex Home Fashions

21. Dycos Staffing

22. Eastern Industrial

23. Entron Controls

24. Fabri-Kal

25. Fiberweb

26. First Citizens Bank

27. Fisher Barton SC, Inc

28. G E Aviation, US

29. GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission

30. Goodwill Industries of the Upstate

31. Grainger




35. Greenville County Schools


37. Hartness International

38. Honeywell Aerospace

39. ISO Poly Films, Inc.

40. ITG Automotive Safety Products

41. Itron (Greenwood)

42. Itron (West Union)

43. Kaiser Aluminum

44. Komatsu America


46. KS Gleitlager USA, Inc.

47. Magna Drive Automotive

48. Manpower, Inc.

49. Marketplace Staffing Services

50. Michelin, N.A.

51. Michelin Americas Research & Development Corp.

52. Morgan AM&T

53. Nestle USA, Inc.

54. Nutra Manufacturing, Inc.

55. Ortec, Inc.

56. Phillips Staffing

57. Piedmont Plastics


59. Pierburg, Inc.

60. Proterra

61. PSS Professional Staffing Solutions, LLC

62. Recruiting Solutions

63. Roy Metal Finishing Company

64. Ryder

65. School Dist. ofPickensCounty

66. Sealed Air

67. Self Regional Healthcare

68. Sodexo Healthcare Services@ Piedmont Medical Center

69. Southern Weaving Company

70. Standard Motor Products

71. TBMC, Inc.

72. Tesco, Inc.

73. The Blood Connection (Greenville)

74. The Blood Connection (Piedmont)

75. The C. F. Sauer Company

76. Treblig, Inc.

77. United Tool & Mold, Inc.

78. Woven Electronics

1 Comment. Leave new

  • Bernice Tinch
    December 5, 2018 8:32 pm

    I am retired and now need to learn new skills or improve the skills that I have working in the GCS classrooms as an assistant


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