Regional Workforce Advisors

The South Carolina Department of Commerce is proud to introduce our 12 Regional Workforce Advisors who are focused on ensuring South Carolina’s workforce continues to be one of the best in the nation. At a time when South Carolina’s economy is developing at historic rates, the Regional Workforce Advisors are the state’s resource for creating a workforce of the future. The Regional Workforce Advisors will serve as a connection for the business and education communities to collaborate on how to best prepare the workforce to meet industry demands.

Our Regional Workforce Advisors will be our go-to team bridging gaps at the local level between those who educate our students and those in the business community who rely on a talented labor pool. Every person who wants a job should have one. At the same time, businesses with job openings are having a hard time identifying qualified candidates. This is a problem that can be fixed with enhanced communication between the business and education communities. The Regional Workforce Advisors are ready to be the connection that facilitates a conversation. Below is more information about how the Regional Workforce Advisors can serve you. 



Regional Workforce Advisors connect business to K-16 schools and the workforce by

  • Helping businesses partner with schools to develop a workforce for industries, including apprenticeships and job shadowing experiences
  • Relaying information to educators about workforce needs
  • Bridging the gap between workforce needs and workforce development
  • Advocating industry needs inside the education system
  • Helping businesses reach students, educators and parents to relay information about job descriptions, salaries and general information about industry
  • Serving as a support system for the emerging workforce
  • Helping businesses learn about what is being done in schools to identify ways to improve workforce development
  • Assisting businesses in locating labor talent to fill their workforce needs



Regional Workforce Advisors give teachers, administrators, school counselors, and career specialists a direct connection to business by 

  • Providing suggestions to make learning relevant to workforce needs
  • Connecting educators and industry leaders for collaborative problem solving
  • Communicating South Carolina industry workforce needs
  • Providing suggestions for workforce development, college, and career preparation in curriculum
  • Providing information on professional development related to college and career readiness based on employer feedback
  • Providing educators information on economic development and workforce development 


Regional Workforce Advisors are a resource to help students reach goals, and connect to career opportunities by

  • Providing opportunities for students to interact with industry leaders and businesses, including apprenticeships and job shadowing opportunities.
  • Connecting students to future employment opportunities and higher education
  • Guiding students in workforce preparation, including career transition advice, and work ready skill development
  • Informing students and parents of opportunities and career facts