Business & industry in partnership with local schools to inspire and develop tomorrow’s workforce by exposing students to career opportunities in the tri-county area.

The Showcase is designed to help the young people in our counties understand the decisions that they need to make now in order to thrive in their future careers. During this event, students have an opportunity to interact with company representatives from a wide variety of industries to learn more about the pathway they need to take to gain the skills and knowledge needed for specific career clusters.

This event is also an excellent opportunity to showcase just a small taste of the amazing things our local industries and businesses are doing. The students and teachers who participate in the Showcase are always amazed away by the number of high-demand and high-paying opportunities available in their own backyard.


Rick Murphy, SC Department of Commerce CHAIR

Teri Gilstrap, Anderson County Economic Development VICE-CHAIR

Joey Nimmer, Anderson County Schools TREASURER/SECRETARY

Robbie Tweito, SC Department of Education 

Jeromy Arnett, Alliance Pickens

Gayle Arries, Tri-County Technical College

Olga McBride, BorgWarner

Emily Hodge, Oconee Economic Alliance

Brian Richard, School District of Pickens County

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee County Schools

Dan Cooper, Tri-County Technical College

Jessica Raymond, Tri-County Technical College