Worker training a key factor in South Carolina’s economic success, report says

The Post & Courier
David Wren
November 30, 2015

Bobby Hitt, South Carolina commerce secretary, refers to it as economic development’s equivalent to a “secret sauce” — the ReadySC worker training program that helped lure Boeing Co., Daimler Vans, Volvo Cars and others to the Charleston region.

Now the program is being recognized in a new report as one of the key reasons South Carolina is able to compete with bigger and wealthier states for industrial growth.

“South Carolina is home to one of the top-recognized state-run workforce training programs in the country,” commercial real estate firm Colliers International said in its third-quarter report.

A division of the state’s technical college system, ReadySC “provides the required training to meet the skills demanded by a company,” the report states.

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