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1 Regional Workforce Analysis Bruce Mills Research Analyst Santee-Lynches Workforce Development

2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics * 2012 rate through July

3 Assessment Over half of our region’s jobs are either in sectors that require a 4-year degree, or are a low-wage sector, or are a very small sector that doesn’t have many jobs to offer our youth: Educational serv. Local government Retail trade Hotel & food serv. Admin. & waste serv. Arts, Entertain., & Rec. Information Nat. Res. & Mining Finance/Ins./R.E.

4 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

5 * 2012 rate through July

6 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August 2011 U6 Unemployment Rates for adults 25-and-older. U6 Rate measures the total unemployed, plus those employed part-time involuntarily, plus discouraged workers who have at least temporarily given up searching for work. Thus, U6 rates describe the real number of people in the U.S. who are feeling the effects of unemployment. U6 national rates applied to Santee-Lynches Region by COG calculation.

7 Area 2001-’03 3-yr. avg. 2004-’06 3-yr. avg. 2007-’09 3-yr. avg. 2010 Clarendon56.4%60.4%64.1% 69.6% Kershaw65.0%66.3%70.7% 73.0% Lee48.4%54.2%55.2% 65.6% Sumter55.0%63.9%67.8% 69.9% REGION57.3%63.1%67.1% 70.4% STATE 60.5%64.4%69.0% 73.1% County & state public school graduation rate estimates Source: SC Department of Education’s 8 th grade enrollment totals and diploma counts. Percentage estimates are likely within 5% margin of error of actual graduation rate from the high school system.

8 * Represents combined Sumter 2 and Sumter 17 scores Source: SC Dept. of Education, PASS 2010-’12

9 * Represents combined Sumter 2 and Sumter 17 scores Source: The ACT Test, 2010-’12

10 Percent of 18 and 19-year-olds in CCTC’s remediation program* Fall 2010Fall 2011 30.2% 33.9% * College Studies Certificate program Another important indicator of Central Carolina’s enrollment is the percentage of 18 and 19-year-old students (the overwhelming majority of which already possess a high school diploma) who are enrolled in the college’s remediation program, also known as the College Studies Certificate program. This program is basically a one to two semester remediation program for students before they are ready for entry into a college-level program of study that would prepare them for gainful employment or university transfer. In Fall 2011, 33.9 percent of the college’s 18 and 19-year-olds were enrolled in this program. Of this total of 243 students in remediation in Fall 2011, an estimated 220 already had a high school diploma, 14 had a GED, and only roughly 10 didn’t have a diploma or GED. Achievement relates to college remediation

11 Average student age for Fall 2011: 27.9 years old Source: S.C. Commission on Higher Education Statistical Abstract

12 Source: SC Dept. of Education’s 8th grade enrollment totals and College Freshman Report. Percentage estimates are likely within 5% margin of error of true rate of cohort entry into postsecondary and the military directly after high school.

13 Conclusions Garrison Walters, Executive Director, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education People need to know 2 things: 1)In today’s economy, some higher education is essential for economic success and a high quality of life. 2)It’s possible for me and people like me to be highly educated. Solution for Culture Change: Communications – people to people interactions – are the only possible vehicle for success.

14 Mechatronics Synergy of several disciplines including Electronics, Industrial Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Robotics, Industrial and Electrical Wiring, and Motor Control. Great employment opportunities as maintenance technicians, maintenance mechanics, and electrical technicians, among others. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $18 to $20 / hour.

15 Mechatronics

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17 Program teaches blueprint reading, measurement, hand tool use and machine tool operations. Students learn to cut, drill and shape metal into useful components. Employment opportunities as tool room machinist, machine operator, and CNC operator, among others. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $15 to $18 / hour. Machine Tool

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19 Creating technical drawings and plans for bridges, highways, buildings and machinery. Engineering graphics technicians are the drafters of the 21 st Century, using computers and highly specialized software. Employment opportunities as engineering graphics technicians and CAD technicians. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $16 to $20 / hour. Engineering Graphics

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21 Metal fabrication of many of the products we use every day. Welding opportunities can be found in traditional manufacturing, fabrication, construction, and equipment repair industries. Employment opportunities as welders. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $20 to $25 / hour. Welding

22 Auto technicians inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks and diagnose more complex problems. Employment opportunities as auto technicians and specialty technicians. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $15/ hour. Automotive Technology

23 Prepares students for careers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field. Students learn both theory and practical work in fields’ principles, calculations, the study of electrical components and programmable controls. Employment opportunities as salespersons, installers, service technicians, maintenance and repair, and operations. Starting pay with a 2-year Associate degree: $15/ hour. HVAC/R Technology

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