292,863

people trained since 1961

3,685

trained in FY 2016-17

82

companies served in FY 2016-2017

Proven Experience with International Companies

Proven Experience with International Companies in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and United Kingdom

South Carolina ranks first in attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to an analysis by IBM-Plant Location International.

Demographics

54%

Female

46%

Male

37

Average age

13

Average education

48%

African-American

42%

Caucasian

10%

Other

Top 5 Industries

  1. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  2. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  3. Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
  4. Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
  5. Chemicals Manufacturing

Best in Class

Top State for Doing Business
South Carolina named a top state for doing business by Area Development Magazine and Chief Executive Magazine

Excellence in Job Creation
Awarded Gold Shovel from Area Development Magazine for the 4th year in a row

Volvo and Mercedes Benz Vans are each named an Automotive Project of the Year

Excellence in Economic Development
Volvo Cars and Mercedes Benz Vans named by 2016 CiCi Awards as top projects in Corporate Investment category

Excellence in Training
readySC’s “Train the Trainer” program wins 2016 Best Practices in Training Facilitation/Delivery and Development Programs Award from Association for Talent Development

Best in Manufacturing
South Carolina receives A’s for Manufacturing Health and Global Reach in the national 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card

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