Team Members: Stephen Cox, Aimee Crouch, John Durst, Miriam Hair, Bernadette Hampton, Eddie Ingram, Jennie Pezé, David Phillips, Al Simon
Workgroup 4 decided to use its networking skills to assist the Darlington County School District begin a “Youth Apprenticeship Program” in Darlington County. The group used various contacts to pull in the State Director for Youth Apprenticeship and the contact at the Florence-Darlington Technical College for a meeting at the Darlington County Institute of Technology, a logical venue for Youth Apprenticeship. With the help of Workgroup 4, the new Director of the DCIT has networked with the Darlington County Economic Progress Board to identify businesses that would be willing to sponsor a youth apprentice this coming fall. As a by-product of the group’s work, the Darlington County School District is weighing its own options of becoming a Youth Apprentice sponsor.
Reporting on progress and success will be completed throughout implementation as proof of the project’s kick-off, expansion, and sustainability.