Kershaw County Economic Development Office | 80 Campus Dr. | P.O. Box 763 Camden, SC 29021 | Tel: 803-425-7685 | Fax: 803-425-7687 |


The area’s talented workforce has its roots in our strong education system.  For more than 50 years, the South Carolina Technical College System has powered readySC™, which provides well-trained employees to qualifying companies that invest in our state. readySC™ includes recruiting, screening and training, tailoring guidelines and curriculum to fit a company’s needs. Locally, Central Carolina Technical College and Midlands Technical College offer two year degrees, diplomas, and industrial training – including occupational education with continuing education programs and credit courses.  Our region’s K-12 programs have a focus on technology driven curriculum including ATEC, Kershaw County’s ATEC (Applied Technology and Education Campus) which provides superior career and technology education.

In an effort to further boost the region's skilled workforce, Central Carolina Technical College has established a scholarship initiative that provides the first two years at the college tuition-free to local high school students meeting scholastic requirements. The initiative is an economic development tool for existing and new industries as it provides a quality pipeline to meet their workforce needs. 


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"Since its inception, readySC has been a key component of South Carolina's economic development efforts and is recognized nationally as the premier program of its kind. Over the years, the level and complexity of skills required by companies have changed, but readySC's overall goal has remained constant. We make certain our client organizations - large or small - have the right people with the right knowledge, skills, and abilities in place at the right time for a quick and successful start-up or expansion. Our strategy works. Over the past 50 years, readySC has trained more than 280,000 South Carolinians for jobs in our state for over 2,000 different companies."
-- Jim Shrift, readySC Area Director