Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new installment of the Workforce Pathways Scholarship that pays for course fees for approved career training continuing education programs.
Due to the success of the two previous statewide initiatives, the S.C. General Assembly made new funds available to the S.C. Technical College System to renew the Workforce Pathways Scholarship program for another term. With $180,000 in funds available for Trident Tech continuing education students, the program has the potential to benefit many local residents who need workforce training to get a job or advance on the job.
The new installment of the Workforce Pathways Scholarship is open for applications one week only, from Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 through Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Scholarship funds are available for use only on qualified TTC continuing education courses within approved programs. Scholarship recipients are eligible to take an entire program or classes within a program; they are not able to move between programs.
Scholarship eligibility is not based on financial need or previous academic performance. To be eligible, applicants must reside in South Carolina, and have a GED or high school diploma or provide college transcripts. Applicants must also provide a negative drug screen and clear background checks for certain programs; students will be notified if these are requirements of the program they are interested in.
The scholarship covers the cost of course fees for qualified TTC continuing education courses in the areas of health care, manufacturing, information technology and professional development. A complete list of eligible courses can be found under Funding Opportunities on TTC’s Continuing Education website at www.tridenttech.edu/ce. Training available through the scholarship program prepares students for careers as certified professional coders, phlebotomists, web designers, cell phone repair technicians and careers in manufacturing.
“We are excited to provide career training to scholarship recipients again this term. Thanks to this important scholarship program being renewed again, we can offer this tremendous opportunity for students to train for a new career,” says Bob Walker, vice president of Continuing Education and Economic Development. “Hundreds of students took advantage of the last two installments of the Workforce Pathways Scholarship and are now equipped to begin a new career or advance in their current one.”
To apply, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce, click on Funding Opportunities and review the basic requirements of the Workforce Pathways Scholarship.
For more information, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/pathways-scholarship.htm or call 843.574.6152.
Editor’s Note – This is an unedited press release
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