Education to fill the most in-demand jobs.
Educational programs that help maintain a highly-skilled workforce.
Regional Workforce & Education
Regional College & Career Guide
Developed in partnership with our region’s school districts, the Regional College and Career Guide is a consolidated handbook with valuable resources about high school programs of study, college preparation and high-demand careers projected for the region. This information is designed to be used during state-required student guidance sessions known as the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) process. View the Regional College & Career Guide here.
The ManuFirst course provides the necessary training to qualify candidates for positions at industries around Berkeley County and throughout the state of South Carolina. It is free for candidates who are Berkeley County residents and consists of 62 hours of coursework that lead to an entry-level advanced manufacturing certification. During the training, students learn about safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, maintenance awareness, and OSHA-10. berkeleymeansbusiness.com
Trident Technical College
More than 15,000 students are attending TTC to prepare for a successful future. The college offers more than 150 programs of study, including transfer programs for those continuing at four-year colleges and beyond. Students prepare for careers in business; industrial and engineering technology; aeronautical studies; health care; hospitality, tourism and culinary arts; film, media and visual arts; law-related studies; community, family and child studies; humanities and social sciences; and science and mathematics. www.tridenttech.edu
Aeronautical and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
The 218,000-square-foot facility houses academic courses including high-tech manufacturing programs and Aeronautical Studies programs, readySC’s Boeing training, and advanced manufacturing training provided by the Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development. www.tridenttech.edu/SCATC.htm
Regional 4-Year Institutions
A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the arts and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to a rewarding career. www.clemson.edu
CU-ICAR – Founded in 2007, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research is an advanced-technology research campus where education, research, and economic development collaborate to create a global venue for the automotive industry. cuicar.com
University of South Carolina
With eight campuses across 19 locations, offering more than 450 degree programs on campus and online, the University of South Carolina system is uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. sc.edu
McNair Center – Aerospace is the second largest industry in the state, with over 500 aerospace-related companies calling South Carolina home. The McNair Aerospace Center’s mission is to support this rapidly growing industry by offering aerospace education, research, outreach and economic engagement. www.sc.edu/about/centers_institutes/mcnair
Charleston Southern University
With over 3400 students enrolled in 50+ undergraduate and 15+ graduate programs https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/
College of Charleston
Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university with over 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students. www.cofc.edu
Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs. www.citadel.edu/root/