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Richland One receives new trucking simulator for students
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A program in Richland School District One is offering students a leg up when pursuing a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Keshawn Hair is not like most students his age. The 18-year-old still has 4 months left of high school, but he’s already taken huge leaps in securing a job after graduation by completing his last permit test in pursuing his commercial drivers license.
“When I took my test, there were grown men failing and I’m 18 in there, and I passed,” Hair said. “So, it made me feel good about myself.”
Hair’s advantage? He participated in a program at Eau Claire High School to prepare students for getting a CDL.
In March, the 45-student program received a big leg up by installing a brand new trucking simulator.
“With the simulator, we are now able to put hands on, so like space management, speed management hazard prevention,” said Class Instructor Augustin Wigfall.
Downtown Columbia’s Main Street experiences revival with business expansions, new ventures
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Main Street in downtown Columbia is undergoing a significant transformation as several businesses expand and establish themselves, bringing renewed energy to the area. Close to a dozen businesses in the Columbia area are expanding, and setting up shop on Main Street downtown. Columbia resident Ted Strother said he spent his Sunday out walking through […]
Twofer: SC State offering new mechatronics engineering major to meet industry demands
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Two engineers for the price of one. That’s the benefit of a new academic major at South Carolina State University. The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Transportation (STEM-T) has launched a degree program in mechatronics engineering, a discipline that merges mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. “Now industries are looking for engineering […]