Train to Enter the Manufacturing Job Market | SC Manufacturing Certification

Are you looking for ways to increase your employability? Want a career change? Maybe you’re fresh out of school or the military and new to the workforce? Offered through the SC Technical College System, a South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) will give you the skills you need to be successful in this growing industry. Best of all? There’s no cost to eligible applicants (excluding a nominal background check fee).

Upon successful completion of the SCMC program, you’ll earn an industry-recognized national certification that lets employers know you’ve got the skills they need.

“It’s a good, solid job opportunity,” says Kim Mann, Business Solutions Director for Corporate and Continuing Education at Midlands Technical College. “The SCMC gives military personnel a foot in the door to a growing workforce community. There’s also tremendous room for advancement. Most companies like to promote from within.”

Ready to take advantage of this unique opportunity? Potential applicants must first attend an information session to learn more about the SCMC program, which is offered at 16 technical colleges throughout the state.

Click here for complete details on eligibility requirements, benefits, participating schools and upcoming information sessions.

Technical Colleges Tout Nuclear Training Programs

With two commercial nuclear plants in their area expanding, Aiken Technical and Midlands Technical colleges have ramped up training programs to help produce the industry’s next-generation workforce

Both colleges have programs leading to either certificates or two-year degrees in various nuclear occupations. And they’ve either added facilities or are in the process of expanding to accommodate the training of more workers to replace the graying legions of technicians and engineers presently manning the region’s nuclear facilities. . . . Read More

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions instructor Skip Johnson, left, shows trainees a portable air monitoring unit. (Photo provided)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions instructor Skip Johnson, left, shows trainees Natalie Lee and Andrew Brown a portable air monitoring unit. Lee and Brown are recent graduates of Aiken Technical College program for radiation safety technicians. (Photo provided by Savannah River Site)


UPDATED | Upcoming Job Fairs | Jun-Sept 2014

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If you’re looking for a job in South Carolina or hoping to hire qualified military applicants, there are several job fairs happening this month throughout our state. Connect with the OPE representative in your area first, then plan to attend one of the following events:

June 2014

Job Fair for MAU at BMW
Monday, June 2, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9a.m.-4 p.m.
Community College (Tyger River Campus)
1875 East Main Street
Duncan, SC 29344

Charlotte Career Fair
Monday, June 2, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Kenes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair: (Savannah, Ga.)
 Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10a.m.-1 p.m.
U.S. National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive. A workshop at 8:30a.m. wukk orecede the job fair
To register, go to Walk-ins are allowed. Veterans must provide proof of service.
For more info: 202-463-5807

Volt Workforce Solutions Job Fair
Saturday, June 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. – noon
ITT Technical College
1628 Browning Rd #180
Columbia, SC 29210
MUST have resume in order to be interviewed
*Need those with Electrical Wiring and Mechanical Assembly experience
Laurens Job Fair
day, June 18, 2014
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing
109 Innovation Drive
Laurens, SC 29360 (The center is off US 221 just north of I-385
Estill Job Fair
Thursday, June 19, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bull Durham Center
33 Railroad Avenue
Estill, SC 29918

Job Fair: (Columbia, S.C.)
 Friday, June 20, 2014 9a.m.-2 p.m.
Columbia Reentry Center
510 Beckman Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Event
Wednesday, June 25
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Joint Base Charleston-Redbank Club
2316 Redbank Road, Building 942
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Columbia Job Fair
Thursday, June 26, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drew Wellness Center
2101 Walker Solomon Way
Columbia, SC 29204

July 2014

Charleston Diversity Career Fair
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Convention Center
4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29418

Aiken Job Fair: (Charlotte, N.C.)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
10 a.m. –2 p.m.
Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy    
Graniteville, SC 29829


September 2014

Charlotte Career Fair
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Kenes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

Charlotte Career Fair
Monday, September 8, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Charlotte
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Upper Savannah Job Fair
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Greenwood Mall
420 S Carolina 72,
Greenwood, SC 29649