Ride And Decide Workforce Development
Ride and Decide is designed for South Carolina high school juniors and seniors looking to explore skilled trades. Participating students work during summer breaks, are paid competitive wages for on-the-job training, learn first-hand what a skilled trades job entails, and make informed decisions about their career paths. SCAHACC member Verlon Wulf brought the program to the Horry Georgetown area in 2018 with great success.
Coming Spring 2019!
SCAHACC will provide the opportunity for contractor members to develop a continuous talent pipeline through a new partnership with Tallo (previously STEM Premier). An online platform, Tallo has one goal: Connect talent with opportunities. Approximately 70,000 South Carolina high school students use Tallo to build a digital profile and figure out their next steps in career training. Companies and schools across South Carolina communicate with these students on Tallo.
With Tallo membership, SCAHACC can bring talent opportunities to contractors statewide. The Ride and Decide application will be available on Tallo for students to apply. SCAHACC will send out an email promotion to all the students encouraging them to consider the Ride and Decide program.
There are two opportunities:
- SCAHACC can provide you with a list of students in your area that are on the Tallo platform. Contractor members can create a profile on Tallo.
- For an additional investment, SCAHACC members can join Tallo individually, and receive 15% off the membership cost. Joining Tallo will provide a company the ability to communicate directly with students through the online platform.
Apprenticeship programs that begin the summer preceding or fall of a high school student’s junior year may be eligible for a $1,000 South Carolina state income tax credit per apprentice, per year for up to four years. Apprenticeship Carolina consultants can help SCAHACC members register with the Department of Labor and ensure all requirements for the ax credit are met.
Please stand by for more details as SCAHACC rolls out Ride and Decide 2019.