Approximately 18 months ago, the world changed and class trips were not possible. Edge Factor’s production team criss-crossed Midlands, South Carolina and went behind closed doors to film Virtual Workplace Experiences. These virtual tours showcase companies and careers, and help students learn more about the tools, equipment, skills and processes involved. The accompanying lesson plans provide educators with additional resources to help a student continue their career exploration within a specific industry sector.
Building off the success of this series, Edge Factor is now making freely available, the all new, Made In South Carolina series, featuring some of the incredible companies, stories and careers that were featured in the Virtual Workplace Experiences.
In addition to agriculture, aerospace and automotive, major South Carolina industries include government, professional and business services. The people behind each South Carolina-made company have stories and career opportunities worth sharing. For those exploring careers in South Carolina, Edge Factor has created a new Midlands Has the Edge page where you can access the Made in South Carolina series featuring Husqvarna, The Max Family Entertainment Center, MUSC Health, Edventure Children’s Museum, TRANE Technologies, and South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe . We are proud to have partnered with Richland Two, Gear Up, Calhoun County School Division, Laurens County School District 55 & District 56 so you can discover products, services, manufacturing and skilled trades careers as you navigate through the Edge Factor career journey.
Inspiration, Exploration, Preparation & Connection (IEPC) are the 4 stages in the Edge Factor career journey.
On our platform students and job-seekers find award- winning, inspirational films featuring real life stories of individuals who have launched rewarding careers. In the exploration stage, students and job-seekers take virtual workplace tours and explore industries, companies, careers and training programs. In the third phase the tools help students to prepare for real world careers with transferable soft skills and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) used on the job. The fourth stage of the Edge Factor career journey aims to connect students and job-seekers with local training and career opportunities.
You can view Made in South Carolina videos on our website or follow us on YouTube where every week there will be a new video showcased. Remember to subscribe to Edge Factor’s YouTube channel so you can like and share these videos and more with your community.
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You will also discover the schools who use Edge Factor in their classrooms. Get to know our partners and the companies who have worked with us to showcase the training and career opportunities available in Midlands, South Carolina.
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