Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments: SC Works Trident and Trident Technical College Workforce Training Collaboration

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (COG) partnered with Trident Technical College (TCC) on SC Works Trident and Trident Technical College Workforce Training Collaboration to address workforce development issues in this three-county region in South Carolina. TCC offers approved occupational trainings, including Certified Production Technician certification through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. The COG communicates with area employers to understand their needs and provide information on this training to help them recruit qualified employees. Employers have the opportunity to
interview candidates immediately following graduation, giving them access to a pipeline of skilled individuals. The program is effective in matching employers’ needs with the participants’ skills and making sure training leads to long-term employment.

Andrea Kozloski, Special Assistant to the Director: [email protected]
Ronald Mitchum, Executive Director: [email protected]
843-529-0400
www.tridentscworks.org

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