Workforce Development Symposium

Wednesday, September 12 - Thursday, September 13, 2018
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street | Columbia, SC


2018 Workforce Development Symposium

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Recruitment, training, and retention of qualified employees are frequently identified as issues impacting business growth in South Carolina. This year's Workforce Development Symposium will expand on 2017's offerings to include concurrent sessions that offer insight on innovative workforce development, best practices, and resources that will help stakeholders build a strong talent pipeline. Business and industry representatives, economic and workforce development professionals, and key stakeholders are encouraged to attend this event. The Symposium is a partnership between the SC Chamber of Commerce, the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, the SC Technical College System, and the State Workforce Development Board.


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Registration Fees:

S.C. Chamber Member, Government or Nonprofit Employee:
One day: $175
Both days: $250

* Members receive a $20 early-bird discount before August 13*

One day: $225
Both days: $350
Cancellation Policy


Various sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Check out sponsorship opportunities for your business. Submit a sponsor inquiry today, or feel free to contact Sunny Philips at 803.255.2543 for more information.



Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved for event attendees at the Hilton Columbia Center ($179/night + tax) and the Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District ($189/night + tax). Rooms must be reserved by calling the respective hotel and mentioning the "SC Chamber of Commerce" rate or on our reservation page. The rates are active through August 13, 2018. 




Thank you to our Co-hosts and Sponsors




Gold Sponsor

Geographic Solutions


2017 Workforce Symposium