Workforce Readiness

SCPA named among Best Places to Work in South Carolina

July 4, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals
 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...

PSA: Machine Tool

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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 SCETV Regionals 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...

Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

11:30 am. Professor Kareem Beckett starts the class “Principles of Engineering” at W. J. Keenan High School talking about light, photons, particles, waves, and frequency. But this is just the beginning of what will culminate in the main subject of the day: solar energy...

Apprenticeship Carolina

March 5, 2014 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina is part of the South Carolina Technical College System. The program works to not only attract new and expanding companies to the state but also provide the workforce development tools necessary to make certain they grow and prosper in South Carolina...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
SC Work

South 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...

ReadySC: High School to Work

October 7, 2013 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
ReadySC

Finding 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...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
manufacturing

Eight-five percent of Spartanburg's job growth is manufacturing. Usually there are many manufacturing jobs available in the area even though the unemployment rate is high. Students and parents need to be educated about jobs that are available in the region where they live...