A Look Ahead:
The High Demand for High Skills:
The Regional Workforce Training Center
The Community Need
Workforce is critical economic infrastructure. Workforce sustains business and industry and propels new investment and economic growth. The Lowcountry needs technically trained workers to meet the demand of the area’s fast-emerging diversified manufacturing sector and skilled trade industries.
- Key industry growth sectors for the region are Diversified Manufacturing, Information Technology, Logistics and Transportation, and Construction Trades.
- During the next nine years, it is predicted that the Jasper Ocean Terminal will create more than 900 new jobs, with the potential to create one million jobs by 2040.
- Up to 57% of job openings will be middle-skilled, requiring more than a high school education but less than a four-year baccalaureate degree.
- The demand for associate degrees and industry certifications exceeds current supply.
The TCL Solution
The new Regional Workforce Training Center will feature a 50,000 square-foot, high-tech facility at TCL’s New River Campus. The Center will serve as a showcase for workforce development in action, focusing on career training in welding, logistics, electronics, industrial maintenance, aerospace, and more. TCL’s Center will empower economic development by enabling the Lowcountry to better meet current and projected workforce training needs.