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CresCom Bank Pledges $15,000 for HGTC’s Technical Scholars Program

Donation to help more high school students earn college credit in technical courses


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(Conway) CresCom Bank recently pledged $15,000 to support scholarships for Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Technical Scholars program. The Technical Scholars program allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses that count towards high school and college credit, and in turn allows for a smooth transition to college.

“CresCom Bank’s support of the HGTC Technical Scholars program is for the good of our local economy and families,” said CresCom Commercial Bank President J. Huggins. “For decades, HGTC has proven it understands the needs of the business community and the technical skills essential for our local work force. HGTC continues to fill these needs with quality training programs like the Technical Scholars program that lead to careers right here in our local community.”   

“CresCom Bank’s commitment to our local community will impact the youth in Horry and Georgetown counties,” said HGTC President Dr. Marilyn Fore. “Our Technical Scholars program is a fantastic way for high schoolers to get a head start on their education and careers, and CresCom’s contribution will help even more young people achieve their goals sooner.”

Welding is available to Technical Scholars students on HGTC’s Conway Campus as well as patient care and medical assistant in Georgetown. HGTC will offer welding, mechatronics, and machine tool technology in Georgetown in the fall of 2019 with the opening of the new Georgetown Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

Pictured left to right: CresCom Commercial Bank President J. Huggins, HGTC President Marilyn Fore, HGTC Foundation President & CEO Neyle Wilson[Pictured left to right: CresCom Commercial Bank President J. Huggins, HGTC President Marilyn Fore, HGTC Foundation President & CEO Neyle Wilson.]

HGTC offers college transfer and skilled associate degree programs in more than 65 fields of study, and many with online class options. Nearly all programs feature internships that lead to jobs. Ninety-five percent of students either transfer to earn advanced degrees or start careers in their respective fields of study. Horry-Georgetown Technical College prohibits discrimination against students and employees. Please direct discrimination and accessibility issues to the Office of Student Affairs at (843) 349-5228 or Building 1100C, 2050 Highway 501 E., Conway, SC.

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