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World-class Michelin Workforce Training Program Now Open to All S.C. Manufacturers

July 12, 2022

South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership & South Carolina Department of Commerce partnering with Michelin to provide access to ‘Talents for Manufacturing’ program


GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 12, 2022) — A pillar of South Carolina’s manufacturing industry is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) to make its renowned technical maintenance training programs available to all manufacturers in the state.

For more than 40 years, Michelin’s AP TEC Training School has been committed to developing superior technical personnel through innovative and effective world-class training. Michelin is now making this training available to all South Carolina manufacturers through its “Talents for Manufacturing” program. By investing in the development of technical competencies, companies can reduce downtime and increase product quality.

Headquartered in Greenville, Michelin North America operates 13 manufacturing and research facilities that collectively employ more than 9,000 people in the state of South Carolina.

“Michelin believes that strong and stable careers in the manufacturing industry contribute to strong and stabl

e communities for all of us,” said SCMEP President & CEO Andy Carr. “Having a highly skilled workforce is essential to the success of our state and region. The community’s commitment to build, develop and grow the workforce of the future is aligned with Michelin’s purpose to give everyone a better way forward through economic stability and workforce development.”

Working in partnership with the state Department of Commerce, SCMEP will provide funds to cover up to 50% of the cost of the registration fees for Talents for Manufacturing training classes for qualified* South Carolina manufacturers.

The Talents for Manufacturing program includes six classes:

  • Programmable Logics 5
  • Pneumatics Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Allen Bradley Control Logix
  • Industrial Mechanical Technology
  • Electrical Control Technology

Courses range in duration from five days to 25 days. The maximum number of participants is 10 students per class. All classes are in-person, instructor-led and will be conducted at the Michelin Sales Training Center, 505 Michelin Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.


About Michelin North America
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 22,500 people and operates 34 plants in the U.S. and Canada.

About S.C. Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina manufacturing companies, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. An affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SCMEP operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit

* A qualified company is a company that is a manufacturer (approved NIST manufacturing NAICS code) and that is located in South Carolina. S.C. Department of Commerce funds are not available to train employees that do not work in the qualified company’s South Carolina location(s). Funds will cover a portion of class registration fees only. Funds cannot be used to cover registrant travel, lodging, meals, or salaries. Funds cannot be co-mingled with other grant funds such as Incumbent Worker Training, Rapid Response, etc. Funds are available for classes that start after July 1, 2022, and will be completed prior to June 30, 2023.

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