The County worked with Berkeley County School District, Trident Technical College, and others to celebrate these individuals’ success in the program. The 21 County residents received certificates for completing the three-week, entry-level manufacturing training course. The course consists of 62 hours of general manufacturing skills and safety training for manufacturing positions. Additionally, an OSHA certificate was provided through the program.
Following the ceremony, there was an employer meet-and-greet, arranged by S.C. Works. Several businesses and agencies participated, including Grand Forest, ReadySC, Sanders Brothers, and Thorne Research.
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.
Additionally, the course is a collaborative effort among Trident Technical College, Berkeley County Economic Development, Adult Education with Berkeley County School District, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
This is only the second time the Berkeley County ManuFirst S.C. program has been offered outside of the Trident Technical Campus. Berkeley County Economic Development worked hand-in-hand with the Berkeley County School District to bring the program into the community.