Pickens Part Of New Economic New Economic Development Push – Easley Progress

By Lonnie Adamson EASLEY — Area economic development officials are taking steps to quantify workforce abilities as a tool for attracting new industry. The new program is called WorkReady, and state officials are working on funding options to make it available statewide. The statewide endeavor began with interest from Pickens, Oconee and Anderson economic developers.…

Farley, Alliance Pickens Honored For Workforce Education Efforts

Ray Farley, the Executive Director of Alliance Pickens, was recently presented with the “Outstanding Business and Industry Friend of Career and Technology Education Award” by the South Carolina Association of School Administrator’s Career and Technology Education Division. The annual award is given to a member to the business and industry community that has demonstrated his…