Academic Challenges Helping Individuals Expand Values and Education
The ACHIEVE (Academic Challenges Helping Individuals Expand Values and Education) Program is administered by the University of South Carolina Upstate. ACHIEVE is an educational and employment program that serves high school dropouts and graduates who are unemployed or underemployed (ages 16* - 24) from Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties.
The ACHIEVE Program works with these out-of-school youth by helping them work toward completing their education, finding employment and enhancing their self-esteem in order for them to become productive citizens.
A Program of the Upstate Workforce Development Board
Complete the pre-Screening form below:
- 16-24 years of age
- High school dropout or those with a high school diploma/GED who are unemployed or underemployed and not attending college.
- Resident of Cherokee, Spartanburg or Union County
- Must meet certain economic guidelines established by the Department of Labor
*16-year-olds are accepted under special circumstances.
Participants receive individualized and group instruction in writing, science, social studies, literature and math in preparation for the GED exam.
Participants learn the skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the working world. This training will consist of preparing resumes, completing applications, practicing interview skills, learning to maintain a job and taking the WorkKeys Assessment.
Participants learn about nutrition, family planning, positive social behaviors, drug abuse, consumer credit and the court system.
This service helps participants find and keep unsubsidized jobs (work experience jobs are available).
Transportation is available to and from the training site in Spartanburg.
Complete the pre-screening form.
Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties
ACHIEVE Program, Director
Anna Oswald, M. Ed.
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
220 E. Kennedy Street Spartanburg, SC 29302
(located with SC Works on the SCC Downtown Campus)
800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303
Certification Specialist/Program Assistant
Adult Ed Liaison
Career Readiness Specialist