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New program in Prichard helps job training May 27, 2015

A new program in Prichard could help you train for a high growth job. Prichard has partnered with Bishop State Community College "Ready To Work".

County working hard to improve workforce May 24, 2015

Ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks. Ready to welcome new business. Ready to work. During this week's Economic Development Corp. board meeting, Director Bruce Hosier announced that, as of last Friday, Randolph County had received a "gold status" as a national ACT work-ready community.

S-C seniors awarded $3 million in scholarships May 23, 2015

Smith-Cotton High School held their annual Senior Awards program for the Class of 2015 on May 6th.

Top Competitive States: In It to Win It May 12, 2015

Two new Midwest right-to-work states — Michigan and Indiana — make the Top 10 Competitive States for 2014. But the Southeast still dominates the list with North Carolina taking first place, which went to Georgia a year ago. Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee round out the top five. Ohios 9th place finish in the midst of so many Southe

T&D Region strives to show it's WorkReady May 11, 2015

Nearly three years ago, Gov. Nikki Haley came to Orangeburg to announce an effort to have each of the state's 46 counties certified as having skilled employees who are ready to work. Orangeburg and Calhoun counties are still working to be certified as South Carolina WorkReady communities, while Bamberg County was certified last December.

Southern Hills CTC completes Certified Production Technology Class May 10, 2015

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati East, held a reception ceremony and employment fair for the eight completers of the Certified Production Technology program on April 14.

White House conference on worker training will look at St. Louis apprenticeship program April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON - A White House conference Friday will include discussions about a new program in St. Louis to train non-traditional workers through apprentice programs in construction, manufacturing and other trades.

Seven Additional S.C. Counties Certified as Work Ready April 22, 2015

Seven counties were recognized today for achieving certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The counties are: Barnwell, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Lexington, and Marion.

Board recognizes outstanding students from each school April 13, 2015

In addition, Cassandra Osborne, a senior at Anacoco High School, was honored for earning a National Career Readiness Certificate. According to Renita Page with the school boards curriculum department, individual students can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys assessments, which includes Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for

ACT and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Announce Collaboration Designed to Expand Use of Stackable Credentials March 24, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and IOWA CITY, Iowa—The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and ACT today announced a formal collaboration to accelerate the use of stackable credentials from the two organizations: the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC) and MSSCs Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician