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Wells Fargo gives Midlands Tech $40,000 grant for QuickJobs training

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Published Sept. 16, 2015

The Midlands Technical College Foundation has received a $40,000 grant from Wells Fargo to provide tuition assistance for unemployed or underemployed residents pursuing QuickJobs training at the college.

“Wells Fargo is helping our students improve their lives through the educational opportunities the college provides,” said Jack Hoekstra, Midlands Tech’s interim associate vice president of advancement. “We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s generous support in helping the college create meaningful employment opportunities for our community.”

The college’s QuickJobs program was created to meet the challenge of filling today’s available jobs with skilled worker in areas such as industrial trades and manufacturing, information technology, and health care.

QuickJobs programs are designed to offer skills training that results in industry-recognized credentials, quickly meeting the needs of students and providing the knowledge to move into employment. Currently there are over 40 training programs. Most programs take just a few months to complete, and some can be finished in a matter of weeks.

“The success of students is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success,” said Kathy Heffley, Wells Fargo regional president for South Carolina. “Today’s young people are tomorrow’s business owners, leaders and teachers, and we are proud to support Midlands Technical College in their efforts to provide students with training to help them succeed in today’s workforce.”

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