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Suzi C Raiford

SC Department of Education
Business and Industry Liaison
Columbia, SC/Charleston, SC
Welcome to the virtual EBS 2021!  I am proud to live, work, and play in my hometown of Charleston.  Over the past year, I've had the unique adventure of enhancing my statewide perspective and expanding relationships as Business and Industry Liaison, Division of College and Career Readiness, South Carolina Department of Education. It is an honor to collaborate with the Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) Teams across the 12 South Carolina Workforce Regions and Charter Districts. The collaborations have strengthened across the state through the sharing of best practices and resources from region to region and district to district.  The Regional CLNA Teams are in the Improvement Phase as we make plans to submit the next CLNA in 2022.  Previous to my current role, I  nurtured my love for education combined with my business background by delivering education initiatives since 2006 with the Charleston Chamber and the dual role as Trident Regional Career Specialist since 2009.

Please remember to thank our EBS sponsors and take advantage of the Industry Panel sessions and Regional Networking sessions! I look forward to seeing you at 9:15 am, Monday, July 19, to learn more about resources to move us forward as the great state of South Carolina!

Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) Resources and Updates

CLNA Improvement Phase Toolkit July Update