GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCRA will be at the first annual S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo this week in Greenville, South Carolina. As part of this event, SCRA will host a Career Fair for high school students to learn more about careers in the manufacturing sector. The Career Fair, an anchor piece of the Manufacturing Conference and Expo, will show high school students and their parents that today’s advanced manufacturing industry requires skilled labor and offers rewarding careers and opportunities.
The Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 15th at the TD Convention Center. Along with SCRA, a collaboration of educational institutions and several South Carolina government agencies will take part in the event. Several SCRA associates will also be speaking at the two day event, including SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney, Applied R&D President Chris Van Metre and Executive Vice President Natalie Corella.
"SCRA is delighted to take part in this inaugural event that highlights the importance of manufacturing and encourages career options for young South Carolinians," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "Having a skilled workforce ready for the advanced manufacturing jobs of our technology-based economy is essential to our state’s economic future, and these high school students have a real opportunity to better understand what this career could mean for their future.”
The S.C. Manufacturing Conference and Expo is a three-day event that features industry, government and educational leadership to showcase the latest manufacturing trends and topics.
SCRA is a self-sustaining non-profit R&D company that grows the technology-based economy in South Carolina by commercializing intellectual property and supporting and making investments in early-stage companies. Multiple economic impact studies show our cumulative output into South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion since 1983, creating approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $77,000.