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Mechatronics

March 15, 2018 - Posted in Local 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 News 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 News 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 News 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 Local 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 News 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...

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

August 24, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
airplane

A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in...

Researchers to Examine Southeast’s Booming Growth of Aerospace Workforce

May 9, 2016 - Posted in News by Kristina Rackley
Boeing airplane

It’s no secret that in the Southeast, the workforce of the aerospace industry has experienced exponential growth. A study done by the University of South Carolina shows that ever since South Carolina began recovering from the Great Recession in 2010, annual employment...

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

April 20, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility. The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately...

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

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Business 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...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
worker cleaning airplane turbine

Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

Apprenticeship Carolina

March 5, 2014 - Posted in Local 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 Business 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...

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