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Accelerate Series: LaunchGVL Update

Posted by: Brittney Kessler on Friday, August 31, 2018

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is the number one challenge facing employers in Greenville, particularly in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. In response to this challenge, the Greenville Chamber is facilitating a business- led approach to shrink the skills gap and strengthen our workforce through strategic, data-driven talent recruitment and workforce development initiatives.

Recognizing that work-based learning benefits students, employers, schools, and the community, the Greenville Chamber and Greenville County Schools have partnered to create LaunchGVL, an initiative to connect high school students with paid work opportunities in Greenville’s high-demand occupations. Paired with relevant coursework, students will launch their careers in one of six pathways and enter the workforce and college more equipped to succeed. As participating businesses supplement their workforce with energetic students, they also create a talent pipeline to fill the jobs of the future and close the growing skills gap.

Check out these videos from our summer session!

Anna McGowan, Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss

Ryan Jennings, Greenville Drive

Jay Smith, Greenville Chamber

Thank you to our fall businesses for participating in LaunchGVL:

Belk Haywood Mall
Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss Center
Full Tilt Ahead
Greenville County Schools
Pelham Medical Center
Sandvik Coromant
Southern MEP
The Stroud Team – Keller Williams Realty

Fall recruitment is closed and spring recruitment will begin in October.

Will you play a role in shaping our future?

For more details regarding the program and to sign up, please visit the LaunchGVL website.

Find more information on Accelerate and our four focus areas.


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