Innovative workforce and education initiative visits Darlington Raceway on statewide tour

State officials join Roadtrip Nation to celebrate South Carolina career road trip journey


COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III, and statewide workforce development, higher education, and career readiness officials convened at Darlington Raceway today to celebrate the visiting Roadtrip Nation RV, currently on a statewide journey.

The event, hosted by Darlington Raceway, recognizes the ongoing three-week RV trip, coordinated by Emmy Award-winning Roadtrip Nation. Throughout the road trip, three young adults are touring the state with unfettered access to companies, business owners, and executives to explore career opportunities and preparation strategies. The Darlington Raceway event signifies the last week of the road trip.

Coordinated by Roadtrip Nation, in partnership with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and with support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Strada Education Network, and Tallo, the road trip will be part of Roadtrip Nation’s public television programming and will air fall of 2022.

In conjunction with the road trip, all South Carolinians are encouraged to share their personal career ‘journey’ by submitting a brief profile on the South Carolina Share Your Road website. This ongoing campaign crowdsources more career opportunities and career path journeys throughout the state. There is no deadline to submit a profile.

The South Carolina Road Trip and South Carolina Share Your Road initiatives are part of a workforce, talent, and education development informational campaign, made possible by a $500,000 portion of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds made available by Governor McMaster in April 2021. An additional $100,000 was provided for this initiative by the Strada Education Network, a national social impact organization.

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