New customized training opportunity in West Columbia

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The West Columbia Office is excited to announce that it has partnered with Schneider Electric to create a customized training opportunity for VR consumers who are participating in job readiness training. Consumers in this ongoing program will train onsite at Schneider Electric.

Currently, there is a high workforce demand in the manufacturing industry in the Midlands. Many manufacturers have expressed that finding qualified individuals to fulfill their workforce needs has become extremely competitive.

Through this comprehensive training program VR consumers will gain skills in manufacturing, advanced materials handling, and production. Some consumers will also train in an office environment where they will learn shipping and receiving, inventory control, and customer service skills. All participants will have the opportunity to cross train in different areas of the manufacturing facility.

Consumers participating in the program have already been interviewed by Schneider. Once they successfully complete the training, Schneider will utilize this pool of candidates to fill needed positions within their company. The experience and skills gained from this program will also benefit consumers who seek employment with other manufacturers.

The Inaugural class of trainees will consist of twelve consumers selected by Schneider Electric. The training program will begin in mid-August.

Schneider Electric a global company that specializes in energy management and automation, helping the customers manage energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From simple switches to complex operational systems, the company‘s technology, software and services improve the way its customers manage and automate their operations.

Schneider Electric has five locations in South Carolina, Seneca, Hopkins, Greenville, Charleston and Columbia.