Talent Opportunity Program

T.O.P. stands for Talent Opportunity Program. It is a public-private education and workforce development initiative managed by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Operated in partnership with Tallo and South Carolina Future Makers, T.O.P. develops and facilitates communication between businesses and students across the state regarding opportunities such as apprenticeships, internships, employment, etc.

As the state’s ability to meet industries’ education and workforce development needs remains an evergreen issue for the long-term economic health of our state, initiatives such as T.O.P. are a part of the Council’s mission to collaboratively optimize existing resources, expertise, and ideas to develop world-class talent in South Carolina.

T.O.P. stands for Talent Opportunity Program. It is a public-private education and workforce development initiative managed by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Operated in partnership with Tallo and South Carolina Future Makers, T.O.P. develops and facilitates communication between businesses and students across the state regarding opportunities such as apprenticeships, internships, employment, etc.






As the state’s ability to meet industries’ education and workforce development needs remains an evergreen issue for the long-term economic health of our state, initiatives such as T.O.P. are a part of the Council’s mission to collaboratively optimize existing resources, expertise, and ideas to develop world-class talent in South Carolina.

How Does T.O.P. work?

Through the T.O.P. initiative, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness works directly with businesses that operate in aerospace, education, logistics, technology, and healthcare to gain access to education and workforce development resources including the Tallo platform. The Council also supports SC Future Makers in its work with manufacturing businesses as it relates to accessing Tallo.

The Tallo team then coordinates with the Council to develop targeted “Connect Campaigns” to connect the designated businesses with students, recent graduates, and/or veterans re-entering the workforce who may have an interest in their particular industry. Campaigns are studied for success-rates and trends. They are then refined in order to ensure maximum benefit for all participants.

How Can My Organization Participate?

To learn how your organization can get involved with the Talent-Opportunity Program, contact the SC Council on Competitiveness at 803-760-1400 or send an email to info@sccompetes.org.

How Does T.O.P. work?

Through the T.O.P. initiative, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness works directly with businesses that operate in aerospace, education, logistics, technology, and healthcare to gain access to education and workforce development resources including the Tallo platform. The Council also supports SC Future Makers in its work with manufacturing businesses as it relates to accessing Tallo.

The Tallo team then coordinates with the Council to develop targeted “Connect Campaigns” to connect the designated businesses with students, recent graduates, and/or veterans re-entering the workforce who may have an interest in their particular industry. Campaigns are studied for success-rates and trends. They are then refined in order to ensure maximum benefit for all participants.

How Can My Organization Participate?

To learn how your organization can get involved with the Talent-Opportunity Program, contact the SC Council on Competitiveness at 803-760-1400 or send an email to info@sccompetes.org.