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, fast-paced certification courses in fields such as Manufacturing, Welding, HVAC, Hospitality, Culinary and CDL – with Software / IT offerings coming online soon.

 Courses not only give participants a base level of competency, but the certificates achieved assure employers that an individual is capable of handling the challenges his or her job responsibilities present. These courses are valued at $3500 – $5000.


If you are a Veteran, unemployed or underemployed due to a layoff or closure, or receive 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!

Upcoming Classes

Manufacturing – December 9
HVAC – December 16

Manufacturing – Get ready for opportunities in high-demand sectors with high earning potential. The Production and Mechanical sector in the Tri-county region alone projects 5,911 new jobs by 2022 with an average annual wage of $41,340! We have immediate openings in two high-demand training programs.

    1. Manufacturing/CNC – Participants learn the production processes and procedures necessary to qualify for manufacturing jobs and will receive OSHA 10 Industry Credential and Forklift Certification. Students also learn basic CNC programming, set-up and operation and receive hands on CNC training. .
    2. Gas Metal Arc Welding – MIG (GMAW). Earn your Completion Certificate in 5-7 weeks. At the conclusion of the course, pass your D-1-1 exam and start your welding career.

Class A CDL – Earn your Class A Commercial Driver’s License in as little as 4 weeks (Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am – 4:30 pm) OR 8 weekends (Saturday – Sunday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm). The class is offered in North Charleston and is offered weekly. As a qualified applicant you can take this $4,750.00 class at no cost. The Logistics sector in the Tri-county area projects 2,089 new jobs by 2022 with a minimum of 602 new commercial driver positions earning an average annual wage of $36,000.

HVAC – The HVAC Program is a comprehensive collection of lessons that provide the knowledge necessary for students to understand HVAC/R theory, identify typical systems and components used for heating and air conditioning residential and commercial buildings, and understand the standard procedures for installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining HVAC/R installations and commercial refrigeration. Students completing the HVAC training will earn an NCCER Certificate. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional.


Career Online High School – Career Online High School classes are available for qualified applicants seeking an accredited high school diploma.  In addition to an accredited diploma, students also earn a certification in one of the following areas:  Office Management, Child Care and Education, Commercial Driving, Retail Customer Service, Homeland Security, Certified Protection Officer, Professional Skills, Food and Hospitality, Hospitality and Leisure, and Home Care Professional.

Career Online Certification – Industry-Recognized certification courses for qualified applicants are self-paced and prepare students to enter careers in high-demand industries such as healthcare, logistics and computer programming. Courses include the cost to take the appropriate certification exam. Certifications are issued by Trident Technical College through a  joint-collaboration with Palmetto Goodwill.

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] to register.

*Credentialing classes in the Grand Strand area 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.


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