Columbia Urban League Young Professionals
Columbia Urban League Young Professionals (CULYP) is an extension of the Columbia Urban League, whose programming includes career development for teens and young adults. CULYP members support the Urban League as volunteers, philanthropists, and program organizers. They also comprise the gamut of Columbia-area professionals in their 20s and 30s, including entrepreneurs and executives in a variety of fields. Professional development and networking are openly part of the draw for members, which is part of what makes CULYP a good place to start conversations as part of a talent search.
Emerging Professionals in Columbia
The people who participate in chamber young professionals programs are often the career-oriented types who make an impact wherever they go. EPIC members, ages 22-40, are no different. They’re thinking long-term. Sponsorship and mentorship are a couple of ways to begin connecting with them.
Incumbent Worker Training Program
If you can’t find new employees, you can develop talent among your current staff. You can apply for IWTP through SC Works Midlands centers in Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties. Through their portal, you can access the state-funded program to help cover the costs of training existing employees on new technology, roles, products, or services within your company.
And while you’re at it, click around and explore more employment help than you probably knew was available. For instance, you can access WorkKeys skills assessments for free rather than paying about $100 a pop for this nationally recognized standard. There’s a motherload more, but every week there are multiple SC Works training sessions where you get your feet wet virtually or in person.