Investing in Workforce Development
Technical colleges in the region are dedicated to continuing workforce development and graduating students ready to enter the workforce. In 2015, Aiken Technical College opened its Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (CEAM), a facility that will provide the highest quality nuclear and manufacturing training to fill the high-demand jobs available in the region. Piedmont Technical College offers a wide variety of career studies programs and transfer opportunities to colleges and universities throughout South Carolina.
There is a history of companies locating in Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda Counties and expanding, and this is a testament to the region’s workforce readiness. MTU America began operations in Aiken County in 2010, and in 2013 added a new research and development facility as well as a new administration building. In 2012, when Bondex doubled its plant size in Edgefield County, a talented workforce was cited as one of the reasons why we have an excellent business environment.
Prepared for New and Existing Industries
The region’s workforce is consistently growing in both number and skill. Saluda and Edgefield Counties are Certified Work Ready Communities. This certification makes communities more attractive to existing and new businesses because it demonstrates that a community is home to a skilled workforce.
Available Sites & Buildings
If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.
The highly skilled workforce in the Aiken, Saluda, McCormick, and Edgefield region is ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy because of the emphasis on education.