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Coordinating Council for Workforce Development


The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD) was formed in response to a general need for improved coordination of workforce development efforts. The General Assembly established the CCWD in Act 252 of 2016 to “engage in discussions, collaboration, and information-sharing concerning the state’s ability to prepare and train workers to meet current and future workforce needs.”

Through Act 194 of 2022, the CCWD was merged with the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) Coordinating Council, expanding the membership composition of the CCWD as well as adding responsibilities that include oversight of the Education and Economic Development Act.

Act 67 of 2023 further expanded the role of the CCWD to achieve and sustain South Carolina’s workforce potential through collaboration and coordination. This new era of the CCWD will better align and enhance South Carolina’s education and workforce system so that it is readily accessible, highly effective, and easily understandable.


Act 67 of 2023, “The Statewide Education and Workforce Development Act," was filed by Speaker Murrell Smith and expanded the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development to include additional public and private workforce development stakeholders, identified specific ways to optimize our state’s workforce, and designated DEW’s Executive Director as its chair.

The Act aims to eliminate duplication, improve efficiencies, and achieve a more coordinated effort in our workforce and education pipeline. The legislation is designed to maximize the opportunity for citizens by meeting the immediate and future needs of specialized industry workforce demands of South Carolina businesses.

The Act is available to read in full here.


ccwd members

CCWD Bylaws (approved 8.15.23)


This section will feature upcoming CCWD meetings as they are announced.

Coordinating Council for Workforce Full Council Meeting

Monday, June 17

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Meeting ID: 248 165 128 209

Passcode: U8kKhu

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Click here to view the agenda

Click here to view upcoming FY24-FY26 meeting dates



CCWD Annual Reports

Research Reports

Reports from CCWD Entities


Visit these websites to learn more about the CCWD, relevant programs, and resources.


Early Childhood

  • SC First Steps
  • First 5 SC
    • Through a single online portal, families and their advocates can find information about childcare, healthcare, early intervention, nutrition, parenting support programs, and other family-supportive services in their area. 
  • Palmetto Pre-K
    • Families can check if a child is eligible to receive free or reduced-price admission to preschool programs in the state.

Transferring Schools


Career Search and Career Pathways

Economic Development

Professional Development