It is a unique time in Columbia — the growth is evident and the energy is palpable. More than ever, talent retention is buzzing in conversations across Columbia, from economic development to tourism, city planning and more. Keeping educated talent in Columbia is crucial for the development and growth of our region. We, along with community partners, believe we need to capitalize on Columbia’s momentum. Introducing, Crash Course Columbia.
Crash Course Columbia is a immersive experience taking an intimate group of locals behind the scenes of hotspots across the greater Columbia S.C. region. The group will tour through entertainment districts discovering hidden gems, local traditions and burgeoning development along the way. Crash Course Columbia aims to develop local champions who will connect with the fabric of our region’s culture, take part in the forward-movement of the community and choose to stay in Columbia.
Nearly 30 professionals who are either new to the working world or new to the Columbia region will participate in the program. The program is open to professionals of all ages who want to be connected to the community. The program is lead by Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) with support from Experience Columbia SC and other community partners.
Crash Course Columbia will be held four times a year, on Thursday evenings + Fridays. Each tour will have a new group of attendees. The pilot program will be held on January 31, 2020, with the official program launching March 13, 2020. The second Crash Course will take place on May 15, with the final 2020 tours in August and October.
Attendees will hop between Columbia entertainment districts to learn more about upcoming development, key attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the many ways to enjoy the rivers, where to find public art, and be able to taste top food and drink spots across the region. Each stop will include exclusive, behind the scenes experiences available only to program-goers.
Contact the Crash Course team to get more information on how your company can be involved:
Ashley Cady ([email protected])
Kelsey Carmichael (kc[email protected])