New initiative with SCMEP aims to solve workforce challenges

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is introducing a 4-Part Cohort of workshops that seek to solve regional workforce challenges. Multiple opportunities will be available for participating companies, industries, and community businesses. All classes will take place at SCRA 315 Sigma Drive in Summerville, SC 29486

The cohort workshops will cover topics that include the following:

1.       Make Your Workforce Your Competitive Advantage – October 6, 9 am to 1:30 pm

This interactive workshop focuses on building an irresistible place to work through a cohesive and holistic process of attracting, training, developing, and engaging your employees. Learn to apply the six-step Structured On the Job Training model, build a job skills or knowledge model and effectively deliver successful training using a Training Delivery Plan.

2.       Maximize Your Workforce’s Development – October 20, 9 am to 1:30 pm

This workshop focuses on effectively attracting and on-boarding new talent, while expanding your
available labor pools. You will also learn to maximize development of incumbent employees by creating
clear paths of development while delivering training that is highly effective.

3.       Manage Your Workforce to Maximize Employee Contribution – November 17, 9 am to 1:30 pm

This session links employee development paths to company career ladders. Develop a compensation
based on promoting from within , paying for acquiring new skills and knowledge while demonstrating
strong performance.

4.       Build A Culture of Workplace Leadership – December 1, 9 am to 1:30 pm

This final workshop helps you build leadership skills in existing leaders while developing a workplace
environment where everyone has a proactive role in improving the company. Learn to set goals and
expectations effectively, and leverage continuous feedback to reinforce positive behaviors and conduct
effective performance reviews.

Through recent meetings with SCMEP, Berkeley County Economic Development aims to support this initiative.

Cost: $3,000 per company for up to 3 people per company. There is a SCDOC discount of 50% for companies over 20 EE and 90% discount for companies with 20 EE or less.

A site visit will be provided by SCMEP to help facilitate the learning outcomes for each participating company.

Contact your SCMEP Regional Vice President to Register Click Here

Brian Kuney, Regional VP for Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Sumter, Williamsburg Counties
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ABOUT SCMEP: The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. An affiliate of the National Institute of Stands and Technology (NIST), SCEMP operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.