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Training a Dynamic Workforce

The local industries and workforce utilize some of the finest institutions and training facilities in South Carolina to remain responsive and competitive.

Florence County is home to world class higher education institutions that suit a variety of needs including welding, maintenance, industrial engineering, and business. Students will have the opportunity to receive certificates, advanced certificates, an Associate's degree, a Bachelor's degree, and/or a Master's degree. Read More
Florence County is home to the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT), which is the first facility of its kind in the United States. SiMT is an 189,000 square foot advanced manufacturing center that provides the support needed by area industry and future industry, advancing the region's ability to provide a highly trained workforce. Read More
For more than 50 years the state of South Carolina's workforce training program, ReadySC, which works together with the South Carolina Technical College System to prepare SC's workforce to meet the needs of businesses locating in the state. It develops, implements, and manages custom workforce training programs to support smooth, rapid startup of operations. It is a pre-employment training program provided at no cost to employers and is 100% customized to fit the needs of new and existing businesses. Read More
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