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Midlands Tech Foundation receives $50,000 grant from BOA

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Published Sept. 3, 2015

The Midlands Technical College Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to provide tuition assistance for unemployed or underemployed residents of Lexington and Richland counties to pursue QuickJobs training.

“We appreciate the continued support from Bank of America that helps the college put people back to work,” said Jack Hoekstra, Midlands Tech’s interim Associate Vice President of Advancement. “Bank of America is a valued partner in helping MTC prepare our students and our community to improve their lives through the educational opportunities the college provides.”

QuickJobs offers skills training that results in an industry recognized credential. The program is designed to quickly meet the needs of participants and provide the training needed to move into employment.

Midlands Tech currently offers 38 training programs, lasting from three weeks to 15 months. Programs have been developed for the areas of greatest need such as manufacturing, alternate energy and skilled trades; information technology and computers; health care; and more.

“Supporting programs like QuickJobs helps ensure that individuals and families in our community are connected with the education and skills needed to secure and retain jobs with livable wages,” said Kim Wilkerson, South Carolina and Columbia market president, Bank of America.

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