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Midlands Tech receives $100K grant to fill HVAC worker shortage
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — There’s a significant shortage of HVAC workers: they’re the people you call when you’re air conditioning or heating isn’t working.
HVAC workers are essential to keeping heating and air conditioning running in our homes, schools, and restaurants, as well as hospitals. Now a $100,000 grant is helping Midlands Technical College to train more of them to meet the call.
“When we get these heatwaves, people die without air conditioning and in the winter time they get very sick and can die from not having heat. So, it’s not a question. We’ve got to have it,” said Joey Henderson, who serves as the HVAC program director for Midlands Technical College.
The $100,000 grant comes from Johnson Controls, one of the largest heating and air manufacturing companies in the country. It will provide students at Midlands Tech hands-on training, and even mobile classroom instruction that prepares them for careers in the field as the demand soars.
Columbia startup raises millions to build software for trucking, aims to reshape industry
COLUMBIA (The Post and Courier Columbia) — Motor Supply Inc. is not your typical trucking company, co-founded on something of a dare by a Columbia computer scientist with no prior experience in the industry. The teams’ technical skill sets combined with on-the-job experience gained while directing 17 semis back and forth across the United States […]
OC Tech among two Orangeburg colleges awarded Department of Education grant to support underserved students
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) is one of two colleges in the City of Orangeburg and three in the state to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support postsecondary students throughout the country. OC Tech is calling the grant “Race to the Finish.” The focus is to reach out […]