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ASSIST to Work

Accessible Support Services and Instruction for Sustainable Transition (ASSIST) to work addresses business and industry’s challenge in employing highly skilled, technologically sound employees. Delivered through the Workforce Readiness Center, ASSIST is a comprehensive and customizable education and support services program that will prepare participants for the competitive global work force.

The program ensures that the following individuals are at ease in learning and working around technology-enriched environments.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

  • Veterans

  • Dislocated

  • Displaced

  • Unemployed

  • Underemployed

  • Incumbent workers


Workforce Readiness Center (WRC)

The WRC is an essential part of the ASSIST program. The WRC will provide comprehensive, wrap-around services that will include Key Train®, Work Keys®, basic skills training, career exploration, work readiness training and foundational skill workshops to ensure success throughout the participants educational and career pathway process.

Upon completion of the education and training requirements, participants will be provided with career services skills support by our dedicated staff. The WRC and its services are available to the public and are located at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County.


Local Partners

Local business and community partners play an important role in the ASSIST program. Regional business leaders guide program content and curriculum to ensure the students learn the skills and competencies required by global employers. The collaborative efforts of ASSIST, regional businesses and community partners provide and establish educational opportunities, internships, on-the-job training, and apprenticeship programs that help build resumes, secure full-time employment and provide other resources.


ASSIST Consortium Colleges

*Lead College


Engineering & Industrial Technology Programs at PTC

ASSIST supports Engineering & Industrial Technology training programs in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing

  • Architecture & Engineering

  • Installation, Maintenance & Repair

  • Transportation & Material Moving

Piedmont Technical College offers the following Engineering & Industrial Technology Programs which are designed to provide industry with qualified graduates who have skill sets specific to industry’s needs.