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Training Resources


For more than 50 years, readySC™ has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier economic development training programs. An integral part of the SC Technical College System, readySC™ provides services free of charge to companies creating new jobs for the state through relocation or expansion. readySC™ brings these companies customized, comprehensive recruiting and training solutions designed to deliver the workforce necessary for successful operations.

  • Nearly 4,400 individuals trained in FY 2011-2012
  • Over 271,000 people trained since its inception in 1961
  • 82 companies served in FY 2011-2012
  • Nearly 40,000 applications taken each year on
  • Trained people from each of the 46 counties in South Carolina
  • Won an Excellence in Economic Development Gould Award and Trade & Industry Development CiCi Award in 2012

The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology

SiMT is the premiere technical service provider, and training facility, for industry in the southeastern portion of the United States. Its state of the art facilities are located on a 146-acre campus in Florence, SC.

SiMT provides engineering / CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, and 3D virtual reality services as well as leading edge manufacturing workforce development and business process training.

Northeastern Technical College

NETC prepares the workforce of Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon Counties through education and training. NETC provides occupational, technical, college transfer, basic academic skills, and continuing education programs with appropriate support services to meet the needs of the individuals, businesses, and industries.

Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing

In order to support local industry in need of a skilled workforce, Marlboro County has created the Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Housed in the former Eastside School, the facility works with local industry including Domtar, SoPakco, Arauco, Mohawk, and others to promote education and the necessary skills to compete in today’s economy. The Eastside Center provides accredited courses for students considering a manufacturing career, and opens the door to a career in advanced manufacturing, offering courses fulfilling requirements for numerous science degrees and technical certificate programs that can lead to real jobs in the region.