CONTACT:  646-1700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        2/18/2019

PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College’s Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Division will host an Open House Tuesday, February 26, for individuals to determine if they are eligible for workforce scholarship opportunities for short-term job training in high-demand employment areas.

Day and evening Open House sessions will be held from 9 - 10 a.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. in the Industrial and Business Development Center on the Pendleton Campus.

The Workforce Scholarship program, funded by the S.C. General Assembly, covers the cost of class tuition for eligible CCE courses in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing (Production, CNC and Mechatronics), Truck Driving, Direct Patient Care, Medical Administrative Office, Business Office Support, Bookkeeping and Payroll and more. These short-term job training programs are all part of the College’s QuickJobs Training Certificate program offerings.

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a S.C. resident and be able to successfully meet program or course pre-requisites and requirements.  Individuals interested in applying for a scholarship are required to attend a CCE Open House where they will learn more about the scholarship guidelines, apply for scholarships, and learn about eligible short-term training programs.

 “The Workforce Scholarship funds, provided by the state, help support training opportunities that will make participants more employable in a short turnaround, ranging from six months or less,” said Dr. Rick Cothran, dean of the Corporate and Community Education Division. “Students will be able to use their newly-acquired skills immediately upon completing their program of study,” he said.

“Overall, these funds have the ability to shape the workforce in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties –to assist our current companies in seeking skilled workers, staying competitive in this global marketplace and attracting prospective companies to the tri-county area in the future,” he added.

 The first-come, first-served scholarship is available for a limited time period or until all funds are depleted.  Students are limited to one program of study and are responsible for paying for any additional costs beyond the amount awarded through the scholarship. Courses are subject to change based on availability.

 For more information about the Open House, call (864) 646-1700.