Our Speaker on 9/20/2016 was Horry Georgetown Technical College President Neyle Wilson.
Neyle spoke to the future of the workforce in Georgetown and Horry Counties. Young people are leaving the two counties to find jobs elsewhere. We need to attract and maintain high paying industries to our area to keep our children and grandchildren here.
The answer according to Neyle is the expansion of HGTC into high tech training. The middle class jobs of the future will be in high tech,… and if we have the trained workforce available, industry will follow.
HGTC will break ground on a new building on the Horry Campus by the beginning of 2017, and plan to break ground on the Georgetown Campus by 2018. New training will be offered in welding- all metals, mechatronics, and robotics.
In closing, Neyle stated that parents must get over the old idea of the dirty, noisy old style manufacturing plant. The floor at Boeing is as clean as at your home. We need a change of mindset to aim today’s youth toward the jobs of the future.
For more info contact Pete Little