BCDCOG Overhauls Five North Charleston Shelters

Transit riders are ready to see their fixer-upper. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments recently installed retrofit kits on five CARTA shelters – dramatically enhancing their curb appeal in the process. “The kits are a substantial upgrade and will improve the transit experience for our ridership in North Charleston,” said CARTA Board of Directors chairman Mike Seekings. The five new shelter … Continue reading BCDCOG Overhauls Five North Charleston Shelters

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CARTA Transit Transparency: Cost & Funding

Transit Transparency is a series of brochures that provide facts and general information about how public transportation operates in Charleston, South Carolina. The goal is to educate the community about our opportunities and challenges for public transportation today and in the future. Find the answers to how much it costs to operate CARTA annually, where … Continue reading CARTA Transit Transparency: Cost & Funding

BCDCOG Construction Analysis: Building Permit Values Up in Q4

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments has released Construction Quarterly, its fourth-quarter analysis of construction trends in the region. Insights in this edition include: NEW CONSTRUCTION: The number of building permits issued for all new construction in the region in the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 5% from the third quarter of last year. The … Continue reading BCDCOG Construction Analysis: Building Permit Values Up in Q4

SC Works Trident Partners with Trident Technical College on Incarcerated Veteran Re-Entry Program

Program’s first graduates released and employed. An incarcerated veteran’s transition back into society is often long and arduous. A new re-entry program at MacDougall Correctional Institution, led by SC Works Trident career counselor Scott Cook, helps participants re-enter into society with a purpose, education, training and a job. SC Works Trident is partnering with Trident … Continue reading SC Works Trident Partners with Trident Technical College on Incarcerated Veteran Re-Entry Program

SC Works Trident Program Helps Dislocated Worker Kurtis Matthews Start From Scratch

Dislocated Worker Quickly Rebounds Via Training Program... Summerville resident Kurtis Matthews worked hard to secure permanent employment with a local manufacturer -- only for the company to leave the area weeks later. Fortunately, Matthews was able to enroll in the SC Works Trident Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, which quickly helped him into … Continue reading SC Works Trident Program Helps Dislocated Worker Kurtis Matthews Start From Scratch

Incumbent Worker Training Program Funding Available

Deadline To Submit Applications April 13 For employers looking to both keep up in a changing marketplace and invest in current employees, SC Works Trident is offering Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) through the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Federal IWT program reimburses employers between 50 and 90 percent for shared training costs, … Continue reading Incumbent Worker Training Program Funding Available

BCDCOG Revolving Loan Fund Grows Jobs, Local Economy

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Government investment in local business helped create 45 jobs and has been fully repaid ... A more than quarter-million dollar loan made by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Revolving Loan Fund has produced 45 local jobs -- and was recently paid off by the borrower. Parker Land Surveying, led by the husband-and-wife … Continue reading BCDCOG Revolving Loan Fund Grows Jobs, Local Economy