South Carolina. Advancing Careers in Manufacturing. South Carolina. Engaging, educating and employing people in advanced manufacturing careers. Advanced manufacturing is the process of mass producing products on demand, using the latest science and technology to maintain efficiency. .
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Advancing Careers in Manufacturing
Engaging, educating and employing people in advanced manufacturing careers.
Advanced manufacturing is the process of mass producing products on demand, using the latest science and technology to maintain efficiency.
Manufacturers of all sizes
SCMA: SC Manufacturers Alliance
SCMEP: SC Manufacturers Extension Partnership
Regional Education Centers: Education & Economic Development Act (EEDA) or Personal Pathways
Career and Technology Centers
Workforce Investment Boards/One Stops
readySC & Apprenticeship Carolina
Economic Development Organizations
SC Department of Commerce
Spartanburg Community College
Source: People and Profitability—A Time for Change
30% of parents will recommend manufacturing careers to their children, and only
17% of students consider it.Perception
Manufacturing #2 SC employment sector ~ second only to retail
The average manufacturing wage of $46,192 is more than 27% above the statewide average.
Upstate STEM Institute July 25-27 Based on
Engineering byDesign™ (EbD)A Standards-Based Model Program
Real-Life Problem Solving
Students compete in the Supermileage Challenge – a real-life problem-solving contest in which they attempt to create the most fuel-efficient vehicle possible.
STEM education is important if we are to have a society that is to thrive, contribute in a meaningful way towards building our own future, and provide students with a desire to achieve. No school subject unleashes the spirit of innovation like technology and engineering education.
The Spirit of Innovation
An NSF/NASA-funded standards project was used to identify what students should know and be able to do to become technologically literate.
Such problems may range from the evolution of new farming equipment to safer drinking water or food to electric vehicles and faster microchips. Students must be able to apply their knowledge to improve people’s lives in meaningful ways.
Technology and Engineering in the Earliest Grades
1. Work ethic
4. Interpersonal skills
5. Basic English skills/writing/language/reading comprehension
6. Math skills/applied measurement
9. Customer service/business etiquette
10. Initiative/implementing or presenting ideas
11. Problem-solving/critical thinking
13. Accountability/meeting deadlines
15. Diversity awareness/getting along with different groups
The most commonly mentioned soft skill was work ethic. As described by participants, work ethic is a multi-dimensional concept which includes a number of behaviors such as “coming to work,” having “pride in what they do,” and “giving an honest day's work.” Among the most important soft skills are work-related behaviors dealing with attitude, dependability, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and communication. Many participants specifically mentioned the importance of attitude, as evidenced by the statement, “Everything begins with attitude,”
DIDI Student Awards will provide scholarships to high school students attending Spartanburg Community College enrolling in the manufacturing degree paths. High school students meeting the technical scholars program will be a strong consideration.
is critical to success in education
the future of our local workforce!
Ann Angermeier, Executive Director, Upstate WIB
Jim Cook, Cherokee, County Development Board
Johnny Lynn Crosby, Upstate WIB
Kathy Edge, Upstate Regional Career Specialist
Toney Farr, Exec. Director of SCOIS
Mike Forrester, Economic Development for Spartanburg Community College
Beth Fowler, Upstate WIB, Union County Office
Dr. Rick Kalk, Spartanburg School District Five
Cynthia Lister, Spartanburg Community College
Carter Smith, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Please fill out the partnership form on your table before you leave today!