Workforce Overview

Conway SC Manufacturing

South Carolina’s workforce is touted as one of the most productive in the country, and some of the best and brightest call Horry County, the largest county in the state, home. It’s right here in our neighborhoods that you’ll find a diverse mix of highly skilled, reliable and experienced workers in a wide variety of fields. And with an abundance of recent graduates entering the workforce from Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College, our already strong workforce continues to grow with young, knowledgeable employees who are ready to work.

We understand that workforce training, hiring and educationis crucial to a company’s growth and success, and we are committed to supporting those efforts for new and existing companies in Horry County. Through our partnerships with Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT)and other area schools and colleges, there is no shortage of available, qualified employees in Horry County.

Conway SC Industry

We work with companies to match them with employment resources, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and more, to ensure that their employments needs are satisfied.

“South Carolina has the right business environment for us and has the skilled workforce we need. We are impressed with Horry County and what it has to offer.” Mike Phillips, President and CEO of BauschLinnemann North America.


Horry County's workforceis one of the strongest in the country, because we offer some of the best training and workforce development programs available today. Whether your company needs assistance with hiring experienced employees or keeping your employees trained on the most advanced industry technology, our workforce development partners can help. Read through below to see how:

Workforce Training with ReadySC

Workforce Training with ReadySC

ReadySC™ is one of the oldest and most experienced workforce training programs in the United States. For more than 50 years, ReadySC has partnered with the South Carolina Technical College System to provide well-trained employees to qualifying companies that invest in South Carolina. A comprehensive and customized process, ReadySC™ includes recruiting, screening and training, tailoring guidelines and curriculum to fit a company’s needs. For more information on ReadySC, CLICK HERE.

Horry Georgetown Technical College

HGTC is a leader in custom training and development programs, offering advanced training options in fields like manufacturing, engineering, machine operations, CNC welding and more. HGTC’s quick class startup and thorough instruction precisely follow the training needs of employers. HGTC leaders work closely with local economic development officials and companies to grow, train and diversify Horry County's workforce. For more information on HGTC, CLICK HERE.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Grand Strand Campus

PIA’s specialized Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) programs provide hands-on experience right here in Myrtle Beach. The aviation maintenance program prepares employees for an exciting career as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft mechanic, and the aviation electronics (or avionics) program leads to opportunities as a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed avionics technician. For more information on PIA, CLICK HERE.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics - Grand Strand Campus

Souteastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology

Conway SC Technology

By utilizing the vast resources of the SiMT, you can: train employees in a 3D virtual reality environment to reduce both expenses and exposure to accidents; bring products to market faster by employing the largest 3D printing capabilities in the Southeast; and meet customer orders for parts and assemblies that exceed your normal capacities by outsourcing to our state-of-the-art machining center. For more information on SiMT, CLICK HERE.


Source: Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development-