SRR donates $5,000 to SCA for workforce development

  • From left, Savannah River Remediation President and Project Manager Tom Foster presents a $5,000 donation to Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance (SCA). Accepting the check is SCA Board Member and S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto and SCA President and CEO Danny Black.

Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has donated $5,000 to Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance (SCA) to aid in the workforce development in Barnwell and Allendale counties, two of the counties in the Alliance.

Allendale and Barnwell counties, along with Aiken County, contain portions of the Savannah River Site (SRS). SRR is the Liquid Waste contractor at SRS for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

SRR President and Project Manager Tom Foster said the donation is one of many made by SRR in the CSRA to assist in raising the quality of life for residents.

“SRR continues to help citizens improve their work skills and education to meet the needs of business and industry. We know they could be working for us one day,” Foster said. “We are pleased to provide SCA with this financial assistance because they understand the job needs in this area.”

SCA President and CEO Danny Black said the donation goes a long way toward training or re-training residents for jobs.

“The people in this region are some of the best anywhere. All they need is opportunity to prove it,” Black said. “In today’s high-tech industries, there is a tremendous amount of training that must be done on a regular basis. We appreciate Savannah River Remediation stepping up to help us expand our resources to help our workers meet today’s industrial needs.”

SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM Technical Services.

Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance represents the most rural economic development region of the state. SCA markets multi-county industrial parks, industrial buildings, and sites encompassing over 14,000 acres of industrial property for development. The six South Carolina counties in SCA are Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper.