New workforce development lab established
By Peter Hull
A computer training laboratory in North Charleston will help Chicora Cherokee neighborhood residents prepare for better paying jobs.
Clemson Cooperative Extension has established the Gussie Greene Technology Lab at the community center in collaboration with the Restoration Institute and the Institute for Economic and Community Development.
“Community leaders expressed a need to improve the technical capabilities of the local population,” said Harry Crissy, Clemson regional community and economic development extension agent for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
Clemson and the College of Charleston will use the center as a classroom to help local residents develop computer skills and become more marketable to potential employers. The lab is also open for public use.