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On Monday October 12, 2015, the Berkeley County Prevention Board was joined by the Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s office, and area Mayors and Police Chiefs representing the various town and city governments.
Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s Office and each city in Berkeley County signed a proclamation which declared October 23 – 31 as Red Ribbon Week throughout the county. The proclamation represents the 25th year the Berkeley County Prevention Board has made a visible and unified commitment toward the creation of a safe and drug-free Berkeley County.
The Berkeley County Prevention Board is sponsored by the Ernest E. Kennedy Center and its Prevention Department.
PICTURED: A photo of the signing and a copy of the proclamation.
BACK ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:
Kenneth Gunn, Caldwell Pinckney, Maj. Jeremy Baker, Joshua Whitley, Major David Brabham, Steve Davis, Phillip Farley, Chief Deputy Mike Cochran, Lt. Mark Fields, Tommy Newell, Wade Arnette and Chaplain Danny Johnson.
FRONT ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:
Mayor Rembert Wrenn, Chief Franco Fuda, Chief Randall Timmons, Sheriff Duane Lewis, Lt. Josh Battista, Mayor Mike Locklear and Jean Guerry.
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Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of awards at the annual Palmetto Vision Awards Gala held on Thursday, September 10. Awards were given to those South Carolina companies that have excelled in manufacturing and workplace diversity. Additionally, the Human Resources Professional of the Year recognition and a special award for Excellence in Community Diversity were given. The awardees are vetted and chosen by steering committees for Manufacturing, Human Resources, and Diversity, and the South Carolina SCHRM State Council.
Sept. 4, 2015… Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce a new series of workshops, The Charleston Artisans Series, to be offered from Sept. 15-Dec. 2, 2015 featuring local musicians, writers, poets, storytellers and artisans. Each workshop costs $19-$29 to participate and take place at Trident Technical College’s Main Campus in North Charleston and Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston.
“The Charleston Artisans Series is our way of showcasing local talent and providing them a venue to share their story and the inspiration behind their work to the Charleston community. We provide a copy of the artist’s work and want people who enroll in the presentations to feel a sense of community as we offer free coffee and tea to provide a casual and collaborative atmosphere to the presentation,” said Dr. Daphne Holland, youth and personal enrichment program manager for the Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development.
Grants Support Administration Efforts to Emphasize Public Health Approaches to Drug Policy, Reduce Demand for Drugs through Education.
(Washington D.C.) – Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country. The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach. The Berkeley County Prevention Board from Berkeley County, South Carolina was one of the grant recipients and will receive $625,000 over five years in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.
” We know the best way to reduce youth drug use is to stop it from ever beginning,” said Acting Director Botticelli. “Today, I congratulate prevention advocates for their continuing hard work and dedication to young people many of whom are struggling with peer pressure and other challenges in today’s society.”
We will be hosting 2 divisions this year.
The Championship division will play all 3 rounds from the Blue tees at approximately 6800 yards.
The Men’s Division will play the White tees at approximately 6200 yards.
Make sure you indicate which division you would like to compete in.
Field will be limited to the first 120 PAID entries. Please make sure to sign up early.
Berkeley County, SC – Today, Connect South Carolina, joined by Berkeley County Community Partners, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and Home Telecom, announced Berkeley County’s certified Connected community status and released its Technology Action Plan. It is the first county in the Lowcountry and the eighth certified Connected community in South Carolina.
“One of the goals in completing this assessment has been to identify areas of the county where the digital divide still exists,” shared Donna Worden, community champion and Director of the Berkeley County Library System. “As we undertake the projects in the county’s recommended Technology Action Plan, community partners will join together to extend broadband throughout the county and increase access to digital literacy resources.”
Berkeley County has been working with Connect South Carolina since February 2013 on the Connected Community Engagement Program. This initiative assesses the local broadband landscape, identifies connectivity gaps, and establishes technology-driven goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for families, organizations, and businesses throughout the community.
“Broadband is no longer a luxury, it is essential in our daily lives,” said FCC Commissioner and Charleston native Mignon Clyburn. “Broadband is a gateway through which many Lowcountry residents and businesses obtain critical information, find jobs, stay connected with teachers and healthcare providers, and keep up-to-date with family members and friends. We all benefit when everyone is connected.” Commissioner Clyburn shared her remarks on a video that can be seen HERE.
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—JUNE 8, 2015—The ground-breaking ceremony for the St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease Historical Site is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015, marking the 300th anniversary of a pivotal battle fought there.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. with introductory comments by Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler. Diane Turner, President of the CSS David Chapter #2656, United Daughters of the Confederacy will speak. Guests will hear speakers detailing the history of the Yemassee War and its significance to the historical site, as well as the history of the cemetery since the Yemassee War.
Jack Lynes will dedicate the site, followed by a ceremonial ground-breaking under Mayor Heitzler’s direction. Self-guided tours will be available until 2 p.m. Refreshments and Chapel of Ease merchandise will be available for sale. The public is invited to this free event, which will take place at Avanti Lane, off Old Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, SC. Look for the banner and the split rail fence.
Contact Justin Lynes, 803.500.1371, or visit www.chapelofease.org for more information. Tax-deductible donations assist in grave restoration and battle site preservation; mail to St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease, P.O. Box 1156, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. A percentage of any Amazon sale, made through the chapel website, goes directly to the nonprofit at no cost to the buyer.
Among our many services that we offer employers we have a program called On-the-Job Training (OJT). This program is designed specifically to help save you the time, energy and money it takes to train a new employee. We not only help you screen potential employees for the right fit but we offer to train them while reimbursing up to 90% of the trainee’s wages during the period of time needed to complete their training.
The OJT program is funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which is a federally funded program to help create a skilled and educated workforce while helping to increase employment opportunities within the region.
SC Works Trident offers a variety of other services for employers. Some of our other services include:
Some certifications our WIA participants can obtain include:
Exemplars from ACT’s National College and Career Readiness Campaign Include
Students, High Schools, Community Colleges and Businesses
IOWA CITY, Iowa—The goal of college and career readiness for all has bright prospects based on the semifinalists in ACT’s third National College and Career Readiness Campaign. This annual program honors a distinguished group of students, schools and employers for exemplifying what is being done in states across the country to improve individuals’ prospects for success.
“Each of the semifinalists represent the truest form of commitment to the importance of college and career readiness,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT vice president for policy, advocacy and government relations. “State leaders should be very proud of the students, high schools, community colleges and employers they’ve identified. They all have overcome challenges and made important strides to improve academic achievement and professional advancement across their states.”
(ROCKLEIGH, NJ – May 11, 2015) Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County, South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 Million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.
The Berkeley County factory, located outside of Charleston, will make latest generation Volvo models for sale in the United States and for export. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018.
Once completed, Volvo Cars will be able to manufacture vehicles on three continents, underscoring its position as a truly global car maker. It already operates two plants in Europe and two in China. The new US plant forms part of an ambitious medium term expansion plan to double global sales, boost market share and lift profitability.
April 28, 2015… Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce a new series of workshops to be offered from May 13-June 17, 2015 focusing on the Black History of South Carolina. Topics covered span the American Revolution time period through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights era into present day. All classes meet on the Main Campus of Trident Technical College at 7000 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston and cost $25 per student. Students who enroll by May 7 in all courses in the Black History of South Carolina series will receive their last class free. To register, call 843.574.6152 or visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce.
Our Small Business Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority-, women- veteran- and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities within Google, while helping them grow on the web. Our program supports Google’s unique procurement structure, where all Googlers are empowered to make purchasing decisions based on their specific needs.