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Central Carolina Tech sets Kershaw groundbreaking for January

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Staff Report
Published Oct. 14, 2015

Central Carolina Technical College plans to break ground in January for its Kershaw County campus at the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. 521. The project will be the college’s first

expansion since originally opening in 2010 as an extension of the Kershaw County Downtown


Central Carolina Tech’s new Kershaw County campus extension will be built near the interchange of Interstate 20 and U.S. 521. (Image/Provided)
Central Carolina noted that the need for expansion is growing. This year 28% of Kershaw County’s high school graduates are presently registered to take classes, nearly double last year’s figure of 15%.

“Programs such as Central Carolina Scholars are a contributing factor in enrollment

growth for Kershaw County,” said Central Carolina president Tim Hardee. “It is the success of such programs that has led us to expand our campus to accommodate the growing numbers of students.”

The Central Carolina Scholars program was introduced in 2011 to students from

Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee counties who were scheduled to graduate in 2015. Eligible

recipients receive free tuition for the duration of any one of the tech school’s programs of study up to two years (six consecutive semesters).

Eligible recipients attended their target high school as a freshman in 2011, graduated on time in 2015, passed required college-level testing, graduated with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and completed a 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

“We put these programs in place to allow high school seniors to utilize local, affordable education and job training to help them get a jumpstart on their career path,” Hardee said. “We are excited to

expand our Kershaw County campus to offer the highest quality academics and facilities to our

current and future students. The bottom line is we want our students to succeed and we are

willing to provide them with the tools to do so.”

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