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January 23, 2023

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 to students who didn’t return to school during the pandemic.

“Obviously we know everything that everyone encountered and had to work with during the pandemic and many of those students were unable to come back to school,” said associate VP of Academic Affairs Richard Murphy.

They say many students were unable to continue their education due to obstacles like scheduling, transportation, and their home lives.

[read more | source: News19 WLTX]

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