Apr 10, 2018

Talent Pipeline Program is Unique



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.

New Posts
  • Rock Hill Econ Dev
    Jun 19

    Last night, several organization representatives, educational institutions, and community members met to collaborate and identify the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for education, job training, and career paths in Rock Hill. Over 15 organizations and individuals took the podium and spoke about their efforts, success, and needs in developing a strong workforce in Rock Hill, as well as how to help individuals establish themselves in a career that pays a living wage.
  • smoore
    May 7, 2018
  • smoore
    May 7, 2018

    As part of this great committee, we are excited to get to the next level at the York Tech Innovation Lab. The lab was designed as part of one of the first Knowledge Park grants. The "Fab Lab," as we call it, is used heavily for classes, short term training and buisness/ entrepreneur incubator utilization. Two major programming areas are the Innovation lab and the Cyber Factory. In the innovation lab, we have high tech fabrication equipment, inclusing laser cutters, a milling system. 3D printers, roller/ mill machines, creative software and more! Our students and faculty plus Winthrop students and faculty use the lab a great deal. We also bring in a lot of middle and high school students for programming! Cyber-factory is a comprehensive industry 4.0 training system that uses RFID - Radio Frequency Identification - and NFC - Near Field Communication. In other words, it's a fully automated, SMART factory! We're excited to help ensure more entreprenuers have access to and suport in the innovation lab as we help promote talent development in our knowledge economy!