Three counties certified as work ready

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Three counties in the Palmetto State have joined a growing list that are certified through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities. “We have always said that our state‘s greatest asset is our workforce because of the hardworking, skilled people who call South Carolina home,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “The fact that Kershaw, Georgetown, and York have now joined 33 other counties by being certified as work ready proves that all of Team South Carolina is hard at work towards providing our citizens with opportunity and our companies with the best workforce in the world.” The South Carolina Work Ready Community initiative provides a framework to strengthen economic development using a community-based approach, grounded in certifying counties as work ready. To become a South Carolina Work Ready Community, a county must reach or exceed goals in earning National Career Readiness Certificates (achieved through WorkKeysone space® testing), must meet or exceed the three-year graduation rate average or improvement percentage, and must engage business support.

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