Upstate SC Alliance Blog

Building an Educational Pipeline to Create a Skilled Workforce

May 31, 2016

The factories are the place where it’s happening … they’re clean, they’re challenging, they’ll provide a wage that is dramatically higher than any other you’ll find. The average wage in South Carolina is $37,000; the average wage in manufacturing is $54,000.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

Addressing the Demands for Aircraft Maintenance Workforce

November 19, 2015

As airlines around the world work to address the demands of a global economy by expanding fleets and adjusting flight schedules, the industry is also seeking solutions to address the challenges of building a highly-skilled workforce to support the rapid growth.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities

How Upstate South Carolina Manufactures a Modern Workforce

October 2, 2015

Upstate South Carolina is a region that has always prided itself on its reputation for a dedicated, hard-working labor force. From the textile mills of decades past, to the manufacturing facilities found throughout the Upstate today, the workforce has been the key driver in the success of the 10-county region of Southwest South Carolina.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, Upstate Thoughts

Nikolaos Rigas, director of Clemson University’s new wind-turbine drivetrain test center, was recognized as one of ENR’s top 25 Newsmakers

February 5, 2015

Developed and built primarily as a testing and research center for wind-turbine drivetrains, Clemson University’s Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, S.C., is still ramping up operations. However, it’s already producing results, says Nikolaos Rigas, the facility’s director and the guiding force behind the unique test center’s development.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Colleges & Universities, Rankings & Recognitions