Greenville SHRM established the Workforce Readiness Council (WRC) to support the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) branded as Personal Pathways to Success (www.scpathways.org). The objective of Personal Pathways to Success is to provide educational and career planning resources that bring together all South Carolinians – students, parents, educators, adult job seekers and employers. Greenville SHRM’s vision for the WRC is best expressed through its motto “Shaping the Future” and the WRC is doing just that by developing collaborative relationships in Upstate South Carolina among local government, community organizations, businesses, educators, and individuals to develop a qualified workforce in our community that can compete in today’s global job market. The WRC established and met three primary objectives for 2010: 1) To establish a partnership between business and education that would be effective in helping students develop skills needed in today’s job market. 2) To strengthen collaboration and coordination between existing community partners in government, business and education for the most effective use of resources. 3) To promote the use of South Carolina’s WorkKeys assessment system (www.workreadysc.com) by educating employers on the benefits WorkKeys offers in hiring and promoting employees with skills needed to be effective on the job.
The Greenville SHRM chapter won a 2010 Pinnacle Award for this initiative.
Webinar with Sound
Webinar PowerPoint Slide Deck (for Download)
Workforce Readiness Guide with sections for Educators, Job Seekers, and Business Leaders
Two minute video acceptance speech (YouTube)
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