Beaufort County is now a Work Ready Community. That’s according to the SC Department of Employment
During a ceremony at the State House, a total of eighteen counties were recognized for achieving certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative. In order to become a Work Ready Community, each county must reach or exceed goals in the following: National Career Readiness Certificates which is a skill-based certificate assisting individuals in obtaining employment, graduation rates of 73.1% on a three-year county average, soft-skills that provides insight into personal characteristics directly related to on-the-job success and business support of local companies officially supporting the county’s initiative.
“Reaching this level of certification shows that here in Beaufort County, we are taking the appropriate steps towards economic growth and more importantly we are educating our youth who will soon be the future of this county,” said Beaufort County Chairman Paul Sommerville.