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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Tuesday, January 21, 2020) Berkeley County will host an information meeting to provide training for manufacturing positions in the Cainhoy community at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

The meeting will take place at Cainhoy Elementary School and is open to Berkeley County residents looking for manufacturing jobs.

            When: Thursday, January 30, 6 p.m.

            Where: Cainhoy Elementary School, 2434 Cainhoy Rd. Huger, SC 29450

            Why: Help connect Berkeley County residents with the necessary training for manufacturing positions

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for the upcoming ManuFirstSC, formerly known as Lean Manufacturing, a course that will begin on Saturday, March 14, 2020, on the Cainhoy Elementary School Campus. This three-week course, which will conclude on April 2, 2020, will provide the necessary training to qualify candidates for positions at industries around Berkeley County and throughout the state of South Carolina. Graduates of the program will have an opportunity to connect with local employers and community partners.

The course is free for candidates who are Berkeley County residents who meet the following requirements.

  • at least 18 years old
  • able to legally work in the United States
  • provide documentation of Berkeley County residency
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • provide proof of a Bronze WIN/WorkKeys score
  • pass a S.C. SLED background check (paid for by the scholarship)
  • pass a basic panel drug screen (paid for by the scholarship)

About ManuFirstSC – Berkeley County worked in partnership with Trident Technical College, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Volvo Cars, and Ready SC to pilot the program in June of 2017. Since then, neighboring counties have emulated the training program to provide opportunities for residents around the state with more than 900 graduates in the Tri-County area, including 400 Berkeley County residents. SC Department of Commerce has rebranded the program to ManuFirstSC, and has begun to roll it out across the state’s technical college system by industry demand.

– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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