South Carolina Vocational and Technical Schools
South Carolina may conjure visions of tobacco fields, but there's much more to this Southern state. Columbia is a booming metropolis, ranked eighth nationwide in the NPRC's 2006 'Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs' list. Columbia, South Carolina, is also home to most of the state's technical and vocational schools. Graduates of these schools can look forward to opportunities in industries like healthcare, business, technology, manufacturing, automotive electronics and mechatronics, aviation or banking. Major employers include the Palmetto Health hospital system, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, energy giant SCANA, UPS, Michelin and Honeywell.
South Carolina technical and vocational school students will also enjoy the quality of life in South Carolina. Columbia's downtown revitalization is breathing new life into the arts and culinary scene--the Congaree Vista district is the center of the action here. Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination on the coast, and towns like Charleston and Greenville keep the spirit of the Old South alive amid New Southern modernity.