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Workforce Training

The NESA Region's workforce is one of the most productive in the United States and first in the Southeast.  The region has training resources available to you from recruiting and screening assistance to on the job training through ReadySC.  The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) also offers customized training and startup assistance.  The region's technical college system also boasts several training programs applicable to the aviation industry.


An affiliate of the South Carolina Technical College System, ReadySC develops, implements and manages custom workforce trianing programs - free of charge - to support new and existing businesses.  By providing screening, recruiting and training of new employees, ReadySC is able to meet the staffing demands of new companies by providing a fully-trained workforce on the first day of operations.

  • Collaborative Effort - ReadySC will collaborate with state agencies to recruit, screen, and train potential employees for companies who locate in South Carolina.  After several screenings, client companies select which workers will be trained.  The ultimate goal of the program is to provide five qualified candidates for every one job.
  • Motivated Employee Pool - The program is voluntary for workers, meaning your company will have the benefit of having an available pool of self-motivated workers.  Your company is not legally obligated to hire program participants but will reap substantial financial benefits from having an applicant pool of trained workers. 
  • Service Throughout the Process - ReadySC offers training and assistance during any phase of the process, as well as pre-employment and/or on-the-job training.  Fast track degree programs are also available.  ReadySC does not take the "one size fits all" approach: they will customize a program for a specific type of worker for a specific company.

For more information on ReadySC, please visit their website.

Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT)

The first facility of its kind in the United States, the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology provides the support needed by area and future industries to advance the region's ability to provide a highly trained workforce.  Made possible by partnerships with businesses and industries, this facility features an Advanced Manufacturing Center, a 3-D/Virtual Reality Center and a National Robotics Center.  SiMT offers open-enrollment, on-site and customized training as well as manufacturing startup assistance and consulting services.

For more information on SiMT, please visit their