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R2i2: A Successful Partnership

November 18, 2015

.McWaters, in partnership with R2i2, celebrated our first successful satellite course for high school students from Richland School District Two!

The summer course took place at the McWaters Columbia, SC location and provided students with the opportunity to earn 120 credit hours.   The purpose of the course was to educate students on the practical aspects of managing and sustaining a successful commercial furniture sales company.   The students explored and observed all facets of our business including: the core business model, management of operations, marketing, finance, sales and human resources.  

The course wrapped up with a Shark Tank style, business idea pitch.   Students selected an area of the business that most appealed to them and pitched an idea or design concept to a panel consisting of McWaters staff and Richland School District Two representatives.  Ideas ranged from design of a new space for our showroom; a marketing pitch for our Steelcase Learn Lab concepts for schools; and the design of an accounting dashboard/graph system.

We could not be more proud of the students and our partnership with R2i2!   For more information on the new R2i2 facility in Richland School District Two, please visit



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