According to a recent announcement, another seven counties have been certified by the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative.
“We are well on our way to becoming the nation’s first certified work ready state, and that is a huge reason to celebrate in every part of South Carolina,” Gov. Nikki Haley said. “This is a perfect example of Team South Carolina coming together to prove how committed we are to training a highly skilled workforce that is capable of meeting every need a company in our state may have.”
The newly certified counties are Darlington, Chesterfield, Dillon, Barnwell, Lexington, Marion and Lee. Now, over half of South Carolina's counties are certified as work ready.
“Seven more counties gaining certification illustrates just how committed South Carolina is to developing a world-class workforce,” South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Executive Director Cheryl Stanton said. “We have seen record employment highs in our state over the past year, and with more than half of South Carolina’s counties now certified as work ready communities, this will further pave the way to filling those open jobs with qualified workers.”
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