Briefing with the Department of Employment and Workforce

Workforce development and the role of nonprofits

Thursday, September 28, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Category: Leading Together

Landmark legislation, known as Act No. 67 of 2023, the Statewide Education and Workforce Development Act (the Workforce Development Act), recently became law due to overwhelming support by the House, Senate, and Governor McMaster.

This law brings new responsibilities to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), including the transition of the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD) and the Regional Workforce Advisors (RWAs) from the S.C. Department of Commerce to DEW.

This unified plan will bring long-lasting, positive changes to statewide education and workforce development. As part of this unified plan, the CCWD will create new tools and resources for businesses, students, educators, parents, and others that make workforce services more available. 

These tools include an Education and Workforce Portal that provides access to labor market information and career-planning resources. Barriers like lack of childcare and transportation needs will be studied to develop strategies that better assist job seekers facing those obstacles, while a supply/gap analysis of the state’s current and projected employer demands will also be conducted.

Join SC DEW Executive Director William Floyd and Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development, to hear what's planned.

Bring your ideas and questions as we explore ways to strengthen the nonprofit sector's individual and collective efforts to support our state's concerted efforts to expand workforce development services. 


September 28
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM SC DEW Executive Director William Floyd
Welcome and Overview
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development
SC DEW Programming Opportunities
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Open Discussion & Questions

Attendees (57)

Nicole Bonilla

Director of Operations

Cancer Society of Greenville County

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Todd Buehrig

Executive Director

National Safety Council Southeastern Chapter (SCNSC)

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Andrea Clements

HR Consultant

Harper Human Resources Consulting

Susan Crooks


Walt's Waltz

Tamara Dourney

Executive Director

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity

Casey Edmonds

Officer of Expansion


Lisa Freudenberger

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Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Claire Gibbons



A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

South Carolina Legal Services

Brian Itzkowitz

President & CEO

Palmetto Goodwill

Christine (Chris) A. Keefer

Immediate Past Board Chair

Turning Pages of SC

Lelia King

Executive Director

Build Carolina

GP McLeer


Pecan Public Relations

Regina Moore

Executive Director/CEO

South Carolina Christian Action Council

Jonathan Nazeer


Victory Gardens International

Cheryl O'Donnell

Executive Director

Florence Crittenton Programs of SC

Casey Pash


Junior Achievement of Greater SC

Stig Rasmussen

Compliance Manager

Fact Forward

Brooke Robertson

Director of Strategic Communication & Member Experience

Together SC

Brenda Shaw

Chief Development Officer

Lowcountry Food Bank

Alyssa Smith

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Keisha Stewart - 1

Founder/Executive Director

Infinite Possibilities Inc

Janisha Thomas

Chief Human Resource Officer

The Ritedose Corporation

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating & Active Learning

Mary Black Foundation

Kayla Williams

Executive Director

Automotive Service Assistance

Naomi Zeiset

Grants Manager

Trident United Way

Tanaya Matthews

Program Coordinator

Gullah Traveling Theater Inc

28 Other Registered Attendees

William Floyd, SC DEW Executive Director 

Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development

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Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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