Workforce

PSA: Truck Driver

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Business by Xiao Yu
Female Truck Driver

Hilda (Lola) Salas Truck Driver, Hunter Transportation Hilda (Lola) Salas is a professional truck driver at Hunter Transportation. At the age of eight, she became fascinated when she saw a woman truck driver and had wanted to become one every since. Lola became a...

PSA: Import Team Leader

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Business by Xiao Yu
Thomas Jones sitting at desk in office

Thomas Jones Import Team Leader, John S. James Co. Thomas Jones is an import team leader at John S. James Co., an international freight forwarder and customs brokerage company. Growing up in Charleston, Thomas has always been fascinated by the maritime industry. His college...

Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

December 3, 2019 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Vocational Rehabilitation

For more than 90 years, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together. The mission of VR is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive...

SCPA named among Best Places to Work in South Carolina

July 4, 2019 - Posted in Local
 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC – JUNE 24, 2019 – S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The 14th annual awards program recognizes the best employers in the state, highlighting companies that benefit the state’s economy, workforce...

F-16 Maker Coming to Greenville

June 28, 2019 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
F-16

With BMW, Michelin and many other major companies now located in the Upstate, this area has become known as a manufacturing hub. One more company has recently made Greenville its home. Lockheed Martin held a celebration in honor of its new F-16 aircraft production line that...

PSA: Machine Tool

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
machine operator at Camco Machining

Daniil Kaplun Machine Tool Apprentice and Machine Operator, Camco Machining At age 18, Daniil Kamplun is already a full-time machine operator at Camco Machining. He entered the field of Machine Tool by accident. In high school, he went to Swofford Career Center and signed...

PSA: Industrial Electrician

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Kelvin Smith at the South Carolina Ports Authority

Kelvin Smith Industrial Electrician, South Carolina Ports Authority Student, Trident Technical College Kelvin Smith is originally from New York. He paid a visit to South Carolina because of a family occasion. During that trip, he realized that it was far easier for him and...

PSA: Quality Control

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Michelle Hutcheson taking care of quality control

Michelle Hutcheson SC Works Trainee, Finalcontrol, Inc. After Michelle Hutcheson graduated from high school, she took some “normal high school jobs”— in services and retailer stores. For elevating herself in the workforce, she started searching for a “real” job with higher...

PSA: Mechatronics D

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
John Huges working at ZF Transmission

John Hughes Mechatronic Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College John Hughes is an apprentice at the ZF Transmission’s apprentice program. This program recruits local high school students and pays for them to attend school full-time at Piedmont...

PSA: Mechatronics C

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Samuel Wyatt operating robot

Samuel Wyatt Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Samuel Wyatt has just graduated from Daniel Morgan Technology Center. He is good at working with his hands, using tools and programing robots. The earlier exposure to...

PSA: Mechatronics B

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Elvis Fitz with trainer

Elvis Fitz Maintenance Apprentice, ZF Transmissions Student, Piedmont Technical College Since Elvis Fitz was a very young child, he has enjoyed working on cars with his father. When he got into high school, he felt connected with mechatronics since it involves mechanic...

PSA: Electric Lineman

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Duke Energy Electric Lineman

William Ball Line Technician, Duke Energy William Madison Ball loves helping people. The main reason he became a line technician is that he can truly help people in their time of need. It brings him immense satisfaction when he can bring power back to hundreds of homes...

PSA: Mechatronics A

June 6, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive

Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive Student, Spartanburg Community College Cole Quinn got into mechatronics first because of his late father, who was a teacher at Spartanburg Community College and also worked in the industry years before. He saw early-on...

PSA: Welding

June 6, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks

Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Blake Bentley has been a welder and fabricator at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks for six years. As a young child, he was fascinated by welding. During 10th grade in high school, he enrolled himself in the welding program at R...

SC Continues to Attract New Business

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Aaron Erickson

Up until last year, our next guest’s advanced manufacturing company has relied on existing space to expand operations at its six facilities nationwide. That is until they discovered Blythewood, South Carolina, where they recently completed construction of a new, 140,000...

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