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February Membership Meeting

February 28, 2024

Join us for the 2024 SCEDA Member Meeting on Wednesday February 28, 2024 at a NEW LOCATION – The Pastides Alumni Center.

Location: The Pastides Alumni Center, 900 Senate St, Columbia SC 29201 – NEW LOCATION


SC Speaker of the House G. Murrell Smith, Jr has been invited to provide a Legislative Update.

Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor to the SC Coordinating Council for Workforce Development, will present on current state efforts in developing a unified state plan for education and workforce to align the work of 10+ state agencies and better prepare our communities for new employment opportunities. A major focus of this will be a comprehensive online inventory of services and education/workforce portal that will benefit individuals, employers, and reduce agency duplication.

The South Carolina Department of Commerce (SCDOC) will discuss key highlights from the Governor’s Economic Summit and the details of their new marketing plan.

Schedule of Events

1:30 pm                    Registration & Networking

2:00 – 2:03 pm        Opening Remarks – Sandy Steele, SCCED, President, SCEDA

2:03 – 2:50 pm        Statewide Education and Workforce Act – Charles Appleby, Senior Advisor, SC DEW

2:55 – 3:35 pm         New Strategic Plan and Brand – SC Department of Commerce

3:35 – 4:00 pm         SCEDA Legislative Update – SC Speaker of the House G. Murrell Smith, Jr. invited to speak

4:00 – 5:00 pm        Reception