Manufacturing is a part of the foundation of South Carolina's economy. No other sector contributes more - whether it's tax revenue, job creation, high wages, or community support than the more than 5,000 manufacturing operations that are the economic backbone of our state.
Below are just a few facts...
- The average salary for a manufacturing job is $44,876; the average salary for other job in the state of South Carolina is $35,620.
- The manufacturing sector employs approximately 15% of all South Carolinians.
- There are more than 5,000 manufacturing businesses in our state. This represents only about 4.5% of all establishments in the state, the sector paid more than 20% of all wages paid in South Carolina.
- Manufacturing's share of South Carolina's GSP (Gross State Product) is $24.9 billion. That's 18% of the state's entire GDP.
- Almost 25% of all manufacturing jobs in SC depend on exports for their jobs.
- A total of 4,549 companies exported goods from South Carolina locations. Of those, 3,679 (80.9%), were small and medium-sized companies with fewer than 500 employees.
- In 2008, foreign-controlled companies employed 60,700 workers in South Carolina, which accounts for over one-fifth (22.5%) of the total manufacturing employment in our state.
Trident Technical College’s Basic Industrial Work Skills certificate is designed to offer employability skills for any industrial environment and also prepare students for advanced courses in TTC Aeronautical programs.
Upon successful completion of all required courses students receive a certificate in Basic Industrial Work Skills and are prepared for entry-level positions at any manufacturing worksites.