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Aiken County Public Schools Announces Regional Workforce Development Leader

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Aiken Works has enjoyed tremendous success and outstanding community support since launching in 2016, and Aiken County Public Schools is pleased to announce the recent addition of regional workforce development leader Larry Millstead as the new lead for the collaborative. Millstead served previously as business services and workforce development lead for the Lower Savannah Council […]

Sharing the message of Learning and Earning

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The Aiken Works community collaborative has experienced outstanding initial success in helping share the message of “Learning & Earning” throughout the greater Aiken County community and facilitating authentic work-based learning opportunities for students. We are grateful for the dedication of LaFayette Stewart and wish him all the best in his transition to a school-based Career […]

How do you define post-secondary success?

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By: Sean Alford, Ph.D. Traditionally, we have embraced a standard of college acceptance as the primary definition.  For a moment, consider two students – Terry and Toni. Both were past students of mine.  Solid students academically, single-parent home, a mother who battled issues and factors that would have her go missing for days at a […]

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Aiken County Public Schools Announces Regional Workforce Development Leader

LarryMillstead

Aiken Works has enjoyed tremendous success and outstanding community support since launching in 2016, and Aiken County Public Schools is pleased to announce the recent addition of regional workforce development leader Larry Millstead as the new lead for the collaborative. Millstead served previously as business services and workforce development lead for the Lower Savannah Council […]

Sharing the message of Learning and Earning

LaFayette-Stewart

The Aiken Works community collaborative has experienced outstanding initial success in helping share the message of “Learning & Earning” throughout the greater Aiken County community and facilitating authentic work-based learning opportunities for students. We are grateful for the dedication of LaFayette Stewart and wish him all the best in his transition to a school-based Career […]

How do you define post-secondary success?

Dr-Alford

By: Sean Alford, Ph.D. Traditionally, we have embraced a standard of college acceptance as the primary definition.  For a moment, consider two students – Terry and Toni. Both were past students of mine.  Solid students academically, single-parent home, a mother who battled issues and factors that would have her go missing for days at a […]

IN THE NEWS

Students Enlightened During SRS Job Shadow Day

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions engineer Sam McGill (left) works with Aiken High School juniors Jared Kekelak and Izzy Pyle during an exercise designed to demonstrate a typical workday activity for SRNS employees working within the Solid Waste organization.

Each student was matched with a Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employee from a wide variety of professions to include archaeologists, biologists, engineers, computer programmers and safety personnel. “This could have a tremendous impact on many of these students,” said SRNS engineer A.D. Bollig who partnered with SRNS Education Outreach to organize the event. “For […]

North Augusta Chamber lunch focuses on education and industry partnerships

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Read Original Article from Aiken Standard The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a Power Up Education and Industry Partnerships luncheon Thursday, with a panel of representatives from local organizations and businesses. Mindy Mets talked about WORC, a grant and scholarship program that SRS Community Reuse Organization runs with five local colleges and universities. She […]

District Welcomes LaFayette Stewart, Jr., as Aiken Works Lead Coordinator

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View Original Article from Aiken CEO The Aiken County Public School District is thrilled to welcome North Augusta native LaFayette A. Stewart, Jr., as the District’s lead coordinator for Aiken Works. Aiken Works is a community workforce development collaborative and community-wide informational and educational campaign led by Aiken County Public Schools. Aiken Works aims to […]

A good attitude, willingness to learn are important to employers

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View Original Article from the Aiken Standard What are the qualities employers like to see in job candidates? “From what I hear, they are looking for people that have a real desire to work,” said John McMichael, business vitality manager for the City of Aiken. “They want people who are interested in investing themselves in […]

District schools, students succeed in cyber during 2016-17 school year

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No matter where you look these days, talk of cyber security and the need for greater emphasis on securing information online dominates conversation and media coverage. Whether a news headline features the latest cyber or malware attack circling the globe, or covers a rapidly changing cybersecurity infrastructure in the Central Savannah River Area, developments in the industry – and the […]

North Augusta High STEM students learn engineers’ roots

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See Original Article Here When asked about the coolest part of his job, an engineer at the first STEM Mentoring Exchange on Wednesday gave North Augusta High students an even cooler answer. “I’ve touched nuclear fuel with my bare hands,” he said. In partnership with the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), scientists and engineers […]

HELP WANTED! Let’s Get To Work Aiken!

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From the Aiken Chamber of Commerce: We have all heard that there are thousands of job vacancies expected in the next several years in our community, well-paying, high-tech careers in critical areas such as health care, cyber technology, manufacturing and energy. While some of these future jobs will certainly require advanced degrees, others will require […]