In researching talent development efforts in other cities and towns our business model is emerging as a unique program. While other efforts emphasize workforce development and have been launched within the past year, the Rock Hill Talent Pipeline Program history dates back to the spring of 2014. Rock Hill is ahead of the curve in identifying talent development as a community need in attracting new technology-based business to the area. Our program emphasis is to build a Knowledge Worker Talent Pipeline Program by connecting local business needs with talented students at Winthrop, Clinton College and York Technical College. There are a number of programs in the city and county that emphasize student High School graduation rates and vocational training, but no other program has the higher education focus that the Talent Pipeline Program has established.