With more than 100 people moving to the area every day, the South Carolina I-77 region, spanning from Charlotte to Columbia, has one of the largest and fastest growing workforces in the Carolinas and the Southeast.
Every day, over 110,000 people commute into the I-77 Region. With a combined 3.4 million people in two metropolitan areas, our location and labor availability is one of our most attractive assets for new and expanding companies.
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South Carolina I-77 Alliance partnered with TIP Strategies to assess and profile the region’s workforce and examine the alignment of the region’s workforce with the I-77 Alliance’s target industries.
SCDOC’s Regional Workforce Advisors (RWAs) serve as a connection for the business and education communities to collaborate on how to best prepare the workforce to meet industry demands. The RWAs help bridge gaps at the local level between the education community and businesses, to ultimately help businesses find qualified and skilled workers for job openings.
A state-funded program, readySC is provided at little or no cost to new and expanding businesses in South Carolina. The offer customized workforce recruitment, assessment, training development, management and implementation services to qualifying companies, from one of the oldest and most experienced workforce training programs in the United States.
Apprenticeship Carolina ensures all S.C. employers have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs – an “earn while you learn” training model combining structured on the job training, job-related education, and a scalable wage progression.
EZone reimbursements support industry competitiveness and innovation in South Carolina.
When your manufacturing facility is ready to install new equipment, implement new processes, or upgrade technology, EZone can refund 67% of your training dollars spent on full-time production or technology first line employees or immediate supervisors with 2+ years on company payroll.
Contact info: StateEZone@sctechsystem.edu
Website link: https://www.sctechsystem.edu/ezone/