Berkeley County Sponsors a Course for Manufacturing Training

Berkeley County Announces Additional Training for Manufacturing Jobs

Sign-up and information session scheduled October 9 at 5 p.m.

 MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, October 1, 2018) Berkeley County will host an information meeting to provide training for manufacturing positions on Tuesday, October 9th at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus. It is open to Berkeley County residents looking for manufacturing jobs.

When: Tuesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.

Where: Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus, 1001 S Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner

Why: Help connect Berkeley County residents with the necessary training for manufacturing positions

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for the upcoming ManuFirstSC, formerly known as Lean Manufacturing, course that will begin on Saturday, October 13 at Trident Technical College Berkeley Campus. This 4-week course will provide the necessary training to qualify candidates for positions at industries around Berkeley County and throughout the state of South Carolina. The course is free for candidates who are Berkeley County residents.

The information session will include presentations from representatives at Trident Technical College, ReadySC, and Adult Education with Berkeley County School District.

Berkeley County worked in partnership with Trident Technical College, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Volvo Cars, and Ready SC to start the pilot program in May of 2017. The pilot program saw 155 people graduate from the Lean Manufacturing course, which put them on the path to land manufacturing jobs at major industries around the County, including Volvo Cars in Ridgeville. Since then, neighboring counties have emulated the training program to provide opportunities for residents around the state with over 600 graduates in the Tri-County area. South Carolina Department of Commerce has rebranded the program to ManuFirstSC and will be working to standardize the curriculum for the certificate to be offered at all South Carolina Technical Colleges.

Interested candidates are asked to sign-up for the information session here: