THE NEXT BIG EXPERT
Developing our talent pipeline is critical to the continued success of this region. Therefore, we are taking great strides to leverage our competitive advantage by creating programs that train and develop the talent necessary to fill the highly-skilled, highly-technical requirements of today’s manufacturing. After hosting a spirited Education Summit to align and develop a community-wide strategy, several ongoing programs have been implemented, to introduce, educate, and enrich the workforce agenda.
Talent Development Timeline
Inaugural Manufacturers & Technology Expo
The Education Summit
Manufacturing is COOL
1st Annual eSTEAM Sumter Festival
Apprenticeship 'Signing Day'
Fit For Life
Irly Bird STEAM Adventure
Military Virtual Career Fair
Graduate to Greatness
"While a strategic location is important in our industry, it was the quality of the people and the strong work ethic that ultimately drew Crown to the area"
President and CEO, Crown Healthcare Laundry Services
More than 25 students annually receive transferable college credits through the University of South Carolina-Sumter
Campus. Each Emerging Leader serves as an ambassador for Sumter and Lee Counties, and spreads the good news of the many amenities and opportunities in our region, while serving on community boards.
Lee & Sumter, South Carolina
Economic Development Alliance
TheLINK is a public-private economic development organization charged with facilitating the creation of jobs and the investment of capital in our region.