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    Q: How can a training and job placement program be promoted on a website?

    A: At this time, Skill Up chose to focus on programs at the four Upstate technical colleges, but do link to some workforce organizations on the website, and can share information on social channels

    Q: Is there a pay minimum for listed jobs?

    A: Pulls in anything that fits key words at a wide range of pay scales. Jobs listed have opportunity for growth.

    Q: Are there metrics on how jobs that have been secured?

    A: There is data on clicks and clickthroughs, more definite data on those who have called.

    Q: Are there scholarships and tuition assistance available?

    A: There are many sources through the state and industry partnerships. Contact the college contact for accurate information.

    Q: Where are you targeting pools of labor?

    A: The Upstate is target to promote the job board, and digital campaigns nationwide through google search. Skill Up is in the Upstate for those searching for a new career.

    Upstate Initiative Update

    Dean Hybl, Ten at the Top

    Connecting the Dots: How Transportation Creates Community Vibrancy on February 23 at 12:00 p.m. Register here:

    UPP Workshop on February 24, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Register here: Updates

    County Updates

    Cherokee County – Pam Cazell, Cherokee County History and Arts Museum

    County Historical Society since 1950s with museum started 11 years ago, Possum Trot Schoolhouse, Fort Thicketty, Revolutionary War sites, and uniquely positioned between three National Parks

    Mission to preserve regional history and cultural heritage Full STEAM Ahead program for students

    Meeting space available

    New building fund campaign to raise funds for increased exhibit, class, meeting spaces and Kids Zone, Sports Zone, Archives, and Research Rooms (including genealogy)

    Oconee County – Annie Caggiano, Oconee County Economic Alliance

    Strategic planning sessions starting tomorrow for budgeting 2021-2022

    Spec building will be number one priority, as this is key to closing deals

    Kick off started for Main Street Walhalla with community input and vision, led by Libby Imbody OEA just issued annual report with last year seeing 52 projects coming through Oconee County