VETERANS

Choosing when to leave the service – or having that decision put before you unexpectedly – is not easy.  The concerns over where to live, new job and salary, and will that job fit your needs can be overwhelming.  Palmetto Warrior Connection can help.  We have Veteran Advocates and Career Navigators who can guide you through the civilian employment process:  Prep for the job search, fill in skills gaps, draft or revise your resume, and interview well.  Most of our staff are vets or military spouses themselves so they understand what you’re going through. 

MILITARY SPOUSES

The resources available to active duty service members transitioning to civilian life seem endless and spouses can sometimes feel left out.  Palmetto Warrior Connection has Career Navigators and Veteran Advocates who understand a Military Spouse’s employment needs.  If your work history has part-time jobs, volunteering, job gaps, or underemployment; we can strategize with you so hiring managers understand.  Or maybe now is the time to consider a professional certification?  We can help with that too. 

EMPLOYERS

Supporting South Carolina’s military community is easier than you think:  Hire Veterans or Military Spouses, get your employees to volunteer, host a resume review workshop, create an employee challenge that donates items in need by homeless shelters, attend nights hosted by PWC.  We can customize an enetworkingvent or program to fit your level of participation.

PARTNERS

Palmetto Warrior Connection works closely with other agencies, organizations, nonprofits, and government offices to support the South Carolina veteran community.  No single group can be all things to all Veterans and we welcome the opportunity to co-host events, cross-promote to audiences, or braid funding for a new program.  Interested in becoming a PWC Partner?

Palmetto Warrior Connection is committed to the health and safety of our veterans, military spouses and their families as well as our fellow Palmetto Goodwill teammates. Out of an abundance of caution and keeping in mind Goodwill’s and PWC’s unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our community, we are temporarily closing our offices, retail stores, donation centers, and training facilities from March 25 to April 13. If COVID-19 conditions improve before then, we will open sooner.

In the meantime, we’ve assembled a list of resources from several partner agencies that link you to various types of assistance during this remote period – financial assistance, employment links, health resources, and federal information. If you have any questions or issues, our staff is working behind the scenes from home offices to answer calls and emails.  Please contact us at 843-414-9736 or 843-566-0072 and leave a detailed message, or you can email us at info@palmettowarriorconnection.org.  One of our team will contact you within 48 hours.

Thank you and stay safe!

The Palmetto Warrior Connection Team

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**VAMC Primary Care Lab Moves to Mobile Lab**

Effective July 27, the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Primary Care Lab moved to a mobile laboratory located in the Valet Parking area of the medical center. The Primary Care laboratory sees patients by scheduled appointment to allow for proper social distancing and patient safety.

UPON ARRIVAL, patients should call 843-789-7156 and answer a series of COVID-screening questions.

If you have an appointment at the Charleston Primary Care Lab, please enter the mobile laboratory no earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment time and exit as soon as it’s completed.
Patients arriving at the medical center should enter from Bravo Street and exit onto Bee Street. Signage is posted and visitors should be advised this is a one-way entry/exit at this time. There are four dedicated parking spaces numbered 1-4.
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Please share to anyone who may need assistance! 🏡Project Cool Breeze will be providing 100 a/c units to our seniors on Wednesday, July 29th! Don't forget to call 843-377-2833 and sign up to receive an air condition unit. Serving seniors 60 and older! If you have already called, no worries- a volunteer will contact you shortly. No walk-ins, by appointment only. Please bring valid identification. This will be an outdoor event - drive up, load up and go!
If you are interested in making a donation, please mail check or money order to Project Cool Breeze P.O. Box 30576, Charleston, SC 29417.
Without the help from dedicated volunteers and sponsors, we would not have been able to keep seniors cool for over 20 years! We appreciate you all!
Please continue to practice social distancing.
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Dear Combat Injured Service Member of our Armed Forces,  As a combat injured service member, whether currently on active duty, medically retired or a veteran of our country’s recent battles, [...]

Training Schedule

Welding

  • (1)February 3rd – April 3rd
  • (2)April 20th – June 23rd
  • (3)July 27th – October 6th
  • (4)October 26th – December 30th

Culinary (Day)

  • (Day 1) March 9th – April 26th (Palmer)
  • (Day 2) TBD (Palmer) (Day 3) TBD (Palmer)

Culinary (Night)

  • (Night 1) March 9th – April 26th (Thornley)
  • (Night 2) TBD (Thornley)
  • (Night 3) TBD (Thornley)

Hospitality

  • (Session 1) March 16th – April 1st (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 2) May 4th – May 20th (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 3) September 15th – September 30th (Palmetto Goodwill)
  • (Session 4) November 2nd – November 18th (Palmetto Goodwill)

CDL – Weekdays

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  • March 9th – April 3rd
  • April 13th – May 8th
  • June 1st – June 26th
  • July 6th – July 31th
  • August 10th – September 4th
  • September 14th – October 9th
  • October 19th – November 20th
  • December 7th – January 4th (2021)

CDL – Weekends

  • February 8th – April 5th
  • April 25th – June 21th
  • July 18th – September 13th
  • October 17th – December 13th

Manufacturing

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  • July 13th – July 24th
  • October 19th – October 30th

HVAC

  • February 3rd – June 5th

10-Day Manufacturing Training Program Designed to Put Veterans to Work

As more manufacturing jobs move into the Lowcountry, Palmetto Warrior Connection is launching a 10-day training program designed to place local veterans into entry-level positions with opportunities for growth and long-term career advancement. The Veterans for Manufacturing program is a partnership between Goodwill, Palmetto Warrior Connection (PWC) and Palmetto Training, Inc. “Veterans are an important part of our mission and our comm…
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