Career Credentialing | Palmetto Goodwill

Career Credentialing

Career Credentialing Programs

Our goal is to provide a clear path to a better and brighter future for people in our community.  Palmetto Goodwill’s Career Credentialing Program is designed to help do that by offering intensive, on-site certification courses in fields such as Manufacturing, Welding, HVAC, Hospitality, Culinary and CDL, along with hundreds of ONLINE offerings in high-demand fields like IT/Software.

Courses are valued at $3500 – $5000.

Best of all, THERE IS NO COST FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES!

If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran, unemployed due to a layoff or closure, or eligible for SNAP benefits, you will most likely qualify at “no cost.” If you don’t meet one of those qualifications, Goodwill staff will work to find the right program for you. At the conclusion of any Palmetto Goodwill program, our employment specialists work with participants to take the next step on their career journey. Contact us TODAY to start your new career!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is ongoing and will be accepted at any time for any course. Manufacturing, Welding, CDL and HVAC courses are held at the Palmetto Goodwill training facility in North Charleston and have designated start dates. The online diploma and credentialing courses can be taken anywhere with internet access at any time. Please fill out the form below or email [email protected]odwill.org to register.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

*If interested in our Culinary/Hospitality or ServSafe course offerings, please click HERE.

*For a full description of our Online Course Offerings, please click HERE.

*All Grand Strand area courses are offered in partnership with Horry-Georgetown Technical College under the Train to Work program.  Click HERE for more information or call 843-790-9461.

MANUFACTURING COURSE (2 week course)
Next Course: April 6

What You Will Learn:

  • OSHA 10 Hours. OSHA works to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities through training and safety standards. Many of these standards specifically require employers to ensure that workers are trained on the hazards they may encounter.
  • Forklift Training. Students will learn the knowledge necessary to take the Caterpillar Sit Down Rider Theory and Practical test.
  • CNC Operation. Students will learn about blueprint reading, deburring and inspecting manufactured parts, essential “soft” skills, G and M programming, industrial math (including inch and metric understanding), machining fundamentals (including nomenclature and cutting usage), precision measurement usage, and much more.
  • Site Visits. Two to three plant tours included.

What You Will Earn:

  • Certifications. Students will obtain their OSHA General Industry Safety Completion Card upon successful completion of the program, as well as Forklift Certification.

WELDING COURSE (8 week course)
Next Course: April 20

What You Will Learn:

  • OSHA 10 Hours. OSHA works to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities through training and safety standards. Many of these standards specifically require employers to ensure that workers are trained on the hazards they may encounter.
  • Forklift Training and Certification. Students will learn the knowledge necessary to take the Caterpillar Sit Down Rider Theory and Practical test.
  • NCCER Certified Welding. Students learn basic safety skills and basic principles of Welding. Students will learn different cutting types, including Oxyfuel, Plasma Arc, Pulse MIG, and be fully prepared to pass their D-1-1 exam in order to start a welding career.

What You Will Earn:

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will obtain an OSHA Construction Safety Completion Card, as well as Forklift Certification.

COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL-A) COURSE (4 week/8 week courses)
Upcoming Courses: March 9, April 13, April 25

What You Will Learn:

  • Range Skills. Pre-trip inspection; shifting; coupling and uncoupling; straight-line and offset backing; parallel parking; proper position of fifth wheel; adjust sliding tandems.
  • Over the Road (BTW). Two lane roads; divided highways; left and right turns on city streets; changing lanes; merging into traffic; proper actions at scales; safely fueling vehicle; night driving (3 hours); docking at a commercial dock.
  • Observation (OBS). Students will observe the operation of a commercial vehicle in the areas indicated above. Instructors will comment on areas to which students should pay special attention as a vehicle is operated.
  • Regulations. Motor carrier safety regulations; correct log book procedures; defensive driving; brake systems; accident reports; fire safety; training materials to prepare to pass permit test at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

What You Will Earn:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A). This program will prepare students to obtain their CDL-A from SCDMV, enabling them to seek employment as professional drivers.

HVAC COURSE (17 week course)
Next Course: February 3

What You Will Learn:

  • Identify common tools and work procedures required to work safely and effectively as an HVAC technician.
  • HVAC/R Theory. Describe the basic theories and scientific principles underlying HVAC design and refrigeration cycles, as well as relevant safety and practical concerns.
  • Materials Handling. Learn what standard refrigerants are used in common commercial applications and what procedures are considered safe for handling and disposing of common refrigerants.
  • Describe the basic components present in heating and cooling systems; outline the standard techniques used to troubleshoot systems and identify faulty components.

What You Will Earn:

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will obtain an NCCER Certificate. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for construction and maintenance craft professionals.
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