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By: Caroline Alexander, Senior Consultant, TIP Strategies
Image credit: Savannah River by AugustaGALiving via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
The Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO) hired TIP Strategies to conduct a regional workforce study of the five-county Central Savannah River region of Georgia and South Carolina. SRSCRO counties include Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell counties in South Carolina and Richmond (Augusta) and Columbia counties in Georgia. The study will provide a comprehensive overview of the region’s labor force as well as its strengths and challenges.
In addition to profiling the regional workforce, the study will offer a specialized view of the region’s primary industry clusters, their occupational needs, and training requirements. The study will build on the momentum of the Nuclear Workforce Initiative, a nationally recognized model for regional collaboration and industry-driven training.