BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Veterans in the Lowcountry are getting some in-depth job training from Senator Tim Scott's (R-SC) office to help them transition into the workforce.
The workshop, held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, was the fifth of seven workshops across the state. Scott's office is prepping these veterans to meet dozens of potential employers during their big job fair that's happening next month.
Veterans received help with their resumes and interviewing skills in an effort to assist them in getting jobs, get to the next level in their career, or start their own business. Scott's office teamed up with local community colleges and Dept. of Social Services to put these workshops together.
Veterans attending the workshop on Tuesday had access to people who could give them advice on how to get into the civilian workforce, how to obtain training for certain jobs and where to get loans in case they wanted to start a small business.
“The senator is very passionate about veterans,” said Scott's Regional Director Delores Dacosta. “He recognizes that these are folks who have sacrificed their lives. They've left their families, some for years, and now they've come back. They're going into a civilian lifestyle, and he believes that we owe them the best healthcare services, housing if they need it, and a way of making a living for their families.”