327 UNIVERSITY’S MISSION
327 University’s mission is to educate and inform High School Graduates, College Students / Graduates, Veterans, Re-Entering Citizens, Incumbent Workers, Dislocated Workers and Current Tradesmen / Women Seeking to Further Their Education and Certifications about the benefits of the path in a skilled labor trade and assist them through education, training, pre-apprenticeships, full registered apprenticeships, nationally recognized certifications, job and career placement.
We service many industries but specialize in apprenticeships in the building, 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.
327 UNIVERSITY’S VISION
Our state of the art, comprehensive, European Style Model provides a solid alternative for:
High School Graduates, College Students, Veterans, Re-Entering Citizens, Incumbent Workers, Dislocated Workers
Current Tradesmen / Women Seeking to Further Their Education and Certifications.
The platform we have created integrates new and existing programs to include the crucial foundation of intensive Cognitive Behavior Training (CBT), nationally certified academic and practical on the job training through:
Pre-Apprenticeships, Full Apprenticeships, Nationally Recognized Certifications
and career placements with motivated employers seeking certified skilled trade professionals.
This combination is making an immediate and significant impact on all students / participants, employers and local communities.
327 UNIVERSITY’S DIFFERENCE
- Our model works. It’s that simple. We have created a success formula for both apprentices and employers that fill the void in high demand skilled careers.
- Our PACT and Full Registered Apprenticeship Programs are certified through The Department of Labor.
- Our PACT and Full Registered Apprenticeship Programs are recognized nationally.
- Our holistic approach integrates CBT Coaches who teach our invaluable soft, life and work essential skills that help our apprentices in making good decisions, develop excellent work etiquette and learn to become valued employees.
- Our team of coaches include: skilled tradesmen and professionals in each program we offer as well as experienced CBT coaches. They work together to support apprentices and employers during the on the job training to ensure the participants gain skills, develop experience in their trade and become a productive part of their employer’s team.
- Our programs offer certificates beyond the basics to include safety certificates, making our apprentices more valuable in the workplace.
- Our support resources extend beyond the classroom and on the job training to include online resources, community assistance resources, scholarships and fundraisers.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPROVED AND CERTIFIED
Our programs are recognized and certified through the DOL (Department of Labor) and THE NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) nationally.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS (NAHB) & HBA
Our partnership with The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association (HBA) members in the areas we serve, allows us to train and certify tomorrow’s tradesmen and has led to the creation of new Apprenticeship Programs designed to specifically support business owners in the building and construction industry.
Apprenticeship Carolina, a division of the SC College System works to ensure that all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship Carolina has guided us through the registered apprenticeship development process for many of our pre-and full apprenticeships from start to finish having them fully recognized in the National Registered Apprenticeship System. We are very fortunate as South Carolina is 1 of only 3 States in the country to offer employers this service.
In March 2019 we became the first entity / training provider in the USA approved by the DOL (Department of Labor) 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.
CHARLESTON & BERKELEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
CCSD & BCSD Career & Technology Education Programs of Study align themselves with employer demand locally to provide seamless pathways for all students to become “Future Ready” for College and Careers.
Our partnerships with CCSD & BCSD allows us to educate and inform career bound students about the benefits of a path in the high demand and high paying skilled labor trades / professions.
From Left to Right
Chad Vail – CCSD Work-based Learning Partnerships Coordinator / Career & Technology Education Support Team, John Steinberger – Low Country Source President, Roxanne Phillips – CCSD CTE Department Head, Debbie Reese – 327 Careers Executive Director, Bridget Runyon – CCSD Director of School Counseling, Colin Slaven – President and Founder of 327 University, 327 Careers, 327 Career Center, Second Chance Job Center, Inmate Care and Veteran Care.
IN AIKEN, SC
From Left to Right
Reverend Paul Bush, Dr. Steven Simmons – Dean of Business at Aiken Tech College, Colin Slaven – President and Founder of 327 University, 327 Careers, 327 Career Center, Second Chance Job Center, Inmate Care and Veteran Care, Pat Keating – Director of Adult Education, Neil Heyside – CEO of Neil Heyside Associates, Tom Wyatt – Entrepreneur, Weldon Wyatt – Entrepreneur, Reverend Doug Slaughter, Lessie Price – Aiken City Council, Captain Nick Gallam – Aiken Detention Center, Deborah Reese – 327 Careers Executive Director, Melinda Hernandez – Eckerd Connects, Charles Barranco – Aiken County Chief of Police, Robert Crenshaw – Apprenticeship South Carolina.
327 University is the parent company / educational & certification arm and resource center for the following organizations. (See Below). Each organization serves a specific demographic or population:
• High School Graduates
• College / Technical School Students
• Current Tradesmen / Women Seeking to Further Their Education and Certifications
• Incumbent Workers
• Dislocated Workers
• Re-Entering Citizens
The objective / mission is the same for all organizations and that is to educate and inform all about the benefits of the path in a skilled labor trade and assist students through education, training, pre-apprenticeships, full registered apprenticeships and ultimately achieve the goal of receiving a nationally recognized certification.
are our Employer / Staffing Agency Partners who place our students with local employer partners in the areas we serve for the on the job paid practical training portion of our apprenticeship programs.
Please visit the sites below to learn more about each organization: