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Commentary: Want to build stuff? SC manufacturers might be your future.

Op-ed in the The Post and Courier

Bob Morgan, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, writes in The Post and Courier: “South Carolina is home to some of the most innovative manufacturing companies in the world. But those companies — and our state’s entire economy — are only as strong as our people. And right now, South Carolina manufacturers need people. From small businesses to major brands, we’re hearing the same refrain: ‘Creators wanted.'”

Here are some additional excerpts:

  • “[T]he Creators Wanted Tour Live is in South Carolina next week. Students, parents, teachers and community leaders will have a chance to see for themselves what a modern manufacturing career is really about — through an immersive ‘escape room’ experience, which includes a chance to test-drive augmented reality, made possible by PTC. They will also meet with local manufacturing team members from companies such as Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Trane Technologies and Honda to hear firsthand about their amazing work and incredible opportunities. It’s a chance to get plugged into the industry and find a pathway to a meaningful career.”
  • “Today, about 260,000 South Carolinians work in manufacturing, and on average, they earn more than $76,500 a year in wages and benefits.”

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