Building the Ideal Workforce
Quick Facts about SC’s Agribusiness Workforce:
- 259,215 jobs
- $12.3 billion in labor income
- 10 colleges with agricultural programs
- 11,500+ students enrolled in ag programs
- 1 SC Commissioner’s School for Agriculture with over 600 graduates since the program’s inception
- 1 SC Governor’s School for Agriculture
Did you know?
SC’s Governor’s School for Agriculture is the first statewide program of its kind in the nation!
With one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the nation, combined with highly competitive wages, more and more people call South Carolina home. In fact, the state’s fast-growing labor force has consistently outpaced national growth levels. There have been several reasons why businesses have turned to South Carolina for their future. Some of them are:
Low Unionization Rate
South Carolina Technical College System
South Carolina’s technical college system plays a vital role in enhancing the skills of the state’s workforce.
The South Carolina Technical College System is comprised of 16 community-based technical colleges throughout the state. Home to the readySC™ program, the SC Technical College System serves more than 160,000 students and excels at creating programs that meet the needs of area businesses and industries.
If you are interested in apprenticeship opportunities in South Carolina, we invite you to visit www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com.
For more than 50 years, the SC Technical College System has offered one of the state’s most powerful economic development incentives, readySC™, providing qualifying companies investing in South Carolina with well-trained and highly motivated employees. The program’s comprehensive and customized process includes recruiting, screening and training. Driven exclusively by a company’s needs and time frames, readySC™ has trained more than a quarter-million workers for almost 2,000 companies since the program’s inception.