The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce and the S.C. Department of Corrections has expanded the state’s Second Chance job training program to include the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution for women. Started in November 2014 at the Manning Reentry/Work Release Center in Columbia, the program is designed to help […]
Volvo wants to close the skills gap between South Carolina’s workers and the companies that want to, but can’t, hire them. The Sweden-based, Chinese-owned company is working with readySC, Trident Technical College and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to develop a curriculum outlining the training and education residents need […]
The SC Department of Commerce recently released the second edition of the South Carolina Innovation Plan which includes recommendations for how the state can better support the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and technology industries. The SC Council on Competitiveness was one of 17 organizations asked to serve on an Innovation […]
Cherokee County School District, one of five entire TransformSC districts, is the recipient of a $300,000 gift from BMW Manufacturing Co. to fund Project Lead the Way at its four middle schools to provide science, engineering, technology and math education to students. BMW joins Boeing as a corporate partner to […]
Research partnership between USC, Benedict College, The Citadel, and South Carolina State University Last month, Clemson University announced the development of the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility. Clemson was one of 19 universities in the nation chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead a transportation center. Clemson was […]
Workforce development and external and internal promotion have been identified as two major areas where South Carolina can help advance its innovation economy in the South Carolina Innovation Plan, recently released by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The plan concludes that aggressively marketing the state’s technological and innovation successes […]
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EngenuitySC recently released its third-annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report, ranking the Columbia metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in relation to nine other Southeastern metropolitan regions. The report ranks MSAs in five economically competitive indicators: talent, entrepreneurial/business environment, innovation, industry clusters and livability. The Midlands Business Leadership Group has announced that it will […]
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President & CEO Ann Marie Stieritz was recently interviewed by Midlands Anchor in reference to the announcement of a $1.7 million expansion from TCube Solutions in Columbia. The Midlands’ Insurance Technology cluster (iTs|SC) is an industry cluster supported by the Council, and Stieritz points to the TCube as an example of robust […]
SC Biz Magazine featured the Council’s research on the aerospace industry cluster in the Fall issue, highlighting the initiative’s recently released research on the cluster’s development, involvement in July’s Farnborough Air Show and a letter from the editor, Licia Jackson, discussing the importance of aerospace to the state.
This month’s Columbia Business Monthly featured a story on SC’s logistics industry and how the Council is working map the industry through its SC Logistics initiative. Click the photo to read the article.
TransformSC is offering South Carolina educators the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops led by national experts through its series of institutes. In its second year, this event series focuses on TransformSC’s four innovative practices: blended learning, project-based learning, continuous assessment and competency-based progression. TransformSC hosted its first 2016-2017 institute […]
South Carolina was awarded a 2016 Gold Shovel Award by Area Development for its continued employment and investment growth in 2015. The state’s 3.3 percent growth in employment and increased output from key industry sectors, particularly the aviation and automotive sectors, were two key factors in earning this award for […]
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The Riley Institute announced its selections for its Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) 9th Class of Fellows on Feb. 10, 2016. Among the 41 leaders selected from the Midlands were three members of TransformSC’s Steering Committee. Bernadette Hampton of the South Carolina Education Association, Beth Phibbs of the South Carolina Association […]