The Economic Benefit of Paid Leave for the LowcountryMay 5, 2021
Federal law has, since 1993, required businesses with 50 or more employees to provide unpaid family and medical leave. That leaves 40% of workers ineligible, and of the rest, nearly half report they cannot afford the time away. Unpaid family leave is equivalent to little or no leave for many single mothers and women in low-income jobs.
The Impact of Agribusiness on South CarolinaMar 1, 2021
The Lowcountry Graduate Center recognizes that a healthy agricultural community is paramount to a Lowcountry economy dependent on its culinary industry.
How To: Prepare for HurricanesOct 6, 2020
We can’t prepare for unpredictable events like fires and earthquakes, but we are commonly told every June to get ready for hurricanes…..and to remain prepared until the season ends November 1st.
SC Census Count Lagging, Putting Billions of Dollars at RiskSep 14, 2020
With the sixth-worst response rate in the nation, South Carolina is endangering some of the billions of dollars it receives in federal payouts dependent on once-in-a-decade Census counts.
Get Teacher Certified Quickly! There’s A Shortage to Fill!!!Apr 27, 2020
There’s never been a better time to become a teacher. If you have a bachelor’s degree, even in some subjects unrelated to pedagogy, you can create a career for yourself in education faster and easier than ever before.
USC Social Work Grad School Trains Students on Domestic ViolenceNov 2, 2019
Today, South Carolina is no longer worst in the nation for domestic violence (on last accounting, we’re fifth worst) but it is still a major issue. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says our state still needs to toughen its laws…
For Manufacturers: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt at the LGCOct 15, 2019
It’s going to be quite a week for the manufacturing sector in South Carolina at the end of October. The SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo comes to the coast for the first time in years, this time at the North Charleston Coliseum.
New Executive MPA Program Comes to LGC in Fall of ‘19Feb 25, 2019
A new program is coming to the Lowcountry Graduate Center in the fall and it would be fair to say it has never been needed more.
Global Fluency InitiativeFeb 12, 2019
Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Bosch, Showa Denko, IHG, Gildan and many more – the number of foreign-owned businesses in the Charleston region is growing, bringing professionals from abroad to enrich our community and increase its cultural diversity. Is this famously insular area prepared to take its place as a participant in the global community? Many Charleston…
The Altered State of Graduate EducationJan 28, 2019
In the fluid learning economy in which we operate today, more people than ever are seeking to update, or acquire new skills. The last 20 years have completely disrupted the fields of journalism, marketing, music, publishing, travel, retail and many others. The shift from a knowledge economy to a learning economy – i.e. one where…