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Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

December 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals 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...

Carolina Classrooms: College and Career Readiness - VIEW ONLINE!

October 21, 2019 - Posted in Education by Karen Hermann
College and Career Readiness panel

Mark your calendar to tune in October 30 at 7 p.m. on SCETV when the topic on Carolina Classrooms is College and Career Readiness.

Statewide Asphalt Workforce Development Campaign Underway

October 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ashley Batson

How many times have you driven past road construction work and wondered about that whole process and what those jobs might be like? Our next guest’s organization is in the middle of a campaign right now with an education mission of just that. Mike Switzer interviews Ashley...

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...

Aerospace Curriculums Fly Into High School Classrooms!

June 2, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
A large model airplane sits on a table at the Sumter Career and Technology Center

Aerospace education has made its way to high school classrooms! Through aerospace engineering classes, high school students now have access to learn more about the multidisciplinary industry that is changing the world as we know it. The classes are structured to appeal to...

Heather Holmquest

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Heather M. Holmquest

President, The Maritime Association of South Carolina Heather Holmquest is not on social media. It’s a personal choice for her. Her style of management is to build relationships in-person. As president of the Maritime Association of South Carolina, she oversees an...

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...

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