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Spartanburg County to Offer Community Information Session for Residents Interested in Manufacturing Careers

Meeting will connect residents with accelerated certificate pathway to find a career path with local manufacturers

Published Monday, July 2, 2018

SPARTANBURG, SC —  July 2, 2018 — Spartanburg County will host an information session to connect residents with pathways to a career in manufacturing. Through a statewide partnership, an accelerated Lean Manufacturing certification has been developed and will be initially accepted by BMW’s Supplier Network in lieu of one year’s manufacturing experience.
Attending residents will learn about the accelerated certificate and the opportunities available with BMW’s Supplier Network upon completion of the program.

The meeting will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. – noon (doors will open at 9 a.m.) at Byrnes High School, District Five Fine Arts Center, which is located at 150 East Main Street in Duncan, S.C. Registration is required, and space is limited to 1,000 attendees.

The information session is for residents of Spartanburg County; manufacturing experience is not required to attend. For more information, including registration, visit


“Team South Carolina is committed to ensuring we have a future-ready workforce. By collaborating and thinking creatively, we are not only providing our businesses with the skilled labor they need, but we are also creating opportunities for all South Carolinians.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Our suppliers play an important role in our global supply chain network.  Their creativity brings innovation and new technology into our products and plants. Such creativity requires a highly-motivated and skilled workforce.  BMW and its suppliers are committed to the development of our community’s future workforce.” –Murat Aksel, Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas

“This event certainly offers an excellent opportunity for anyone in our community that is interested in pursuing a quality position in the field of manufacturing. We are pleased to be able to help members of the community connect and accelerate their prospects for employment with our local manufacturers and suppliers by supporting this pipeline of local talent.” –David Britt, chairman of Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg County Council and board member of the Economic Futures Group

"The Upstate Regional Education Center Board is proud to partner with leadership from SC Department of Commerce, Spartanburg County and local businesses to educate our local workforce. This community meeting is uniquely designed to overcome obstacles to more rewarding employment opportunities and connect our citizens with pathways for success in Spartanburg County."   –Robert A. Moore, Jr, Chair Upstate Regional Education Center Board


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