SECOND CHANCE JOBS is a Non Profit 501(C)3 organization assisting Displaced Workers, Veterans and Non Violent Offenders by providing real career opportunities to make a difference for themselves and their families through education, training, pre-apprenticeships, full registered apprenticeships and job / career placement.


THE BUIDLING, CONSTRUCTION and MANUFACTURING Industries, educating and informing all of our students about the benefits of the path in a skilled labor trade and the HIGH DEMAND and PAY employers offer for these skilled trades.




Our programs are recognized and certified through the DOL (Department of Labor) and THE NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) nationally.

We are the first entity / training provider in the USA approved by the DOL to manage, operate, control and facilitate apprenticeships for employers. Up until March 2019, businesses / corporations were mandated by the DOL to manage, control, operate and facilitate their own apprenticeships.

Our partnership with Apprenticeship Carolina, a division of the SC College System ensures that our employer partners have access to the information and technical assistance needed to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.


• We Save You Time & Money

• Programs are Affordable with No Worries About Getting into Debt

• Programs to Fit Your Needs

• Career Coaches to Support You

• Our Work Essential and Life Skills Training Give you a

Winning Edge with Employers

• Paid Training During Pre-Apprenticeships

• Post Graduate Support

• We Place You with our Employer Partners After Graduation

• Stackable Credentials

• Nationally Recognized Certifications, Licenses & Credentials

• Work is Interesting and Changes

• Learn Something New Daily

• Not Confined to a Desk

• Build Things for People to Enjoy

• Full Registered Apprenticeship Certifications in as Little as 2 1/2 Years

• Scholarships Available


Meet Apprentice Ms. Sherrell R.

Sherrell is a single mom of 4 beautiful children who put her faith in her ability to learn a new trade and in Second Chance Jobs Apprenticeship Programs. This was her last straw and she put all her eggs in our training program. She was nervous and questioned every step until she developed trust in our instructor team and program. Sherrell brought a mother hen personality to our academic classes and naturally kept everyone in line.

Second Chance Jobs placed Sherrell with an employer partner who needed assistance in their electrical warehouse. She had it in tip top shape in less than 30 days. Her employer partner further developed her skills to include: ordering, wiring, stocking 30 trucks with supplies needed for each days jobs and making sure every job site had what they needed on a daily basis.

Her employer was so impressed with her that he hired her on full time. She received a $5 per hour raise, full benefits and an early Christmas Bonus! Go Sherrell!

Ms. Sherrell is currently studying to earn her Full Registered Apprenticeship as an Electrical Journeyman through our advanced certification program partner 327Careers.com


Help make a difference in your community by supporting an apprentice on their chosen career path.

Be a part of the life changing transformations our apprentices make as they train, develop confidence and secure a new position in their career.

We have donation gifts to meet every budget from Uber Credits to School Supplies, Work and Safety Gear, Tools and Tool Belts or even help fund a Full Apprenticeship Program.

Any donation, large or small supports our mission in
“Changing Lives, Building Careers, One Apprentice at a Time.”

Thank you for your support.
Debbie Reese – Executive Director of secondchancejobs.org