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Year Two of the BOOM Program Was a Great Success!

July 24, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dynestee Fields
Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

The BOOM program, Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands, is an initiative designed to give high school students not graduating with a diploma the opportunity to job-train for careers in the construction industry. Together with Midlands Technical College, South...

TWISC: South Carolina's Growing Aerospace Industry

July 16, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
TWISC

Host Gavin Jackson sat down with Susie Shanon, president and CEO of the S.C. Council on Competitiveness, and Carl Washburn, the department head of aviation at Greenville Technical College. Highlights: The aerospace industry in South Carolina is one of the state’s fastest...

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...

F-16 Maker Coming to Greenville

June 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

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...

Carolina Classrooms: Workforce Development

February 25, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Teacher with students in class - photo from February 2019 Carolina Classrooms

This Carolina Classroom program aired February 27 at 7:00 p.m. on SCETV on the topic of Workforce Development. Now you can view online here! Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our...

Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Education by Karen Hermann
Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

Richland School Districts One and Two, Lexington-Richland District Five, Midlands Education & Business Alliance, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Midlands Workforce and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina partnered with Midlands Technical College...

Busy Time at SC Ports

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

As the economy has been improving over the past several years, our state’s ports authority has been quietly setting new records for container volume while at the same time, continuing its efforts to deepen Charleston Harbor to accommodate the bigger, new Panamax ships which...

Mechatronics

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
robot inside a manufacturing facility

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields...

First Look Inside the In-Demand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Inside the 787-10 Dreamliner at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston on Oct. 5, 2017.

Boeing recently unveiled a newly painted Singapore Airlines 787-10 Dreamliner as one of the company’s recent advancements to full-scale production of its newest aircraft. Photos from early October show the twin-aisle jet after a visit to the North Charleston plant’s new...

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

June 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
BMW

The BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000...

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Charleston Port

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has received $17.5 million in construction funding as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan. An additional $16.1 million is dedicated to the project for operations and maintenance, which includes dredging...

Apprenticeship Program Gives High School Students a Head Start in the Working World

May 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Megan Scharetthas apprenticed with a prestigious restaurant in Charleston and attends Trident Technical College

Today's job market is changing rapidly, and whether the field is health care, advanced manufacturing or information technology, there are high paying jobs for trained workers with a two-year associate’s degree from one of South Carolina's technical colleges. The Youth...

New Inland Port Breaks Ground

March 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC Ports

Last week, The S.C. Ports Authority broke ground on the state's newest inland port. The port, located in Dillon off of I-95, is expected to open in early 2018. When opened, the facility is expected to handle 45,000 containers annually. Governor Henry McMaster spoke to the...

New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

February 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing Dreamliner

Today, at its North Charleston facility, the newest Boeing Dreamliner was unveiled. The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family and is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina President Donald Trump and S.C. Governor Henry McMaster attended the event...

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