Education

Mentors Making a Difference

By Aimee Crouch

MentorPresident and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have. The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several affiliates in South Carolina. For more information on how you can volunteer or enroll a child in your area, click here .

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

By Tabitha Safdi

Teacher CadetThe Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession. The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still offer the Teacher Cadet Program. According to Marcella Wine-Snyder, Program Director for Teacher Cadets, “Right now we have 170 sites in the state…but not only is it making an impact here in South Carolina; it is making an impact nationally. The Teacher Cadet program is the only national program across the U.S. that focuses on...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

By William Richardson

SC WorkSouth Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an organization that is building a reputation in the upstate of bringing the two together.

ReadySC: High School to Work

By William Richardson

ReadySCFinding a job after high school can be tough. But, in the upstate of South Carolina, innovative thinking between industry, education facilities, and agencies dedicated to finding and training workers, offers opportunities that are unprecedented. For more information, visit ReadySC .

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