HGTC Foundation Receives Solid Waste Authority Pledge
The Horry County Solid Waste Authority supports Diesel Engine Technology Program
(left to right) Brandon Haselden, HGTC Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean
of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering; Neyle Wilson, HGTC Foundation President
& CEO; Danny Knight, Horry County Solid Waste Authority Executive Director; Dr. Marilyn
M. Fore, HGTC President; Kerry Stefanyak, HGTC Associate Professor Diesel Engine Technology
(CONWAY, SC) – The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation is pleased to announce that the Horry County Solid Waste Authority has pledged $25,000 in support of the Diesel Engine Technology Program. Mr. Danny Knight, Executive Director for the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, presented the Foundation with a check to benefit the program including supplies, materials, equipment, technical scholarships and facilities located on the HGTC Conway Campus.
“The Horry County Solid Waste Authority had a vacancy for a mechanic a few years ago and, through the hiring process we found there was a shortage of qualified diesel mechanics in our area,” explained Danny Knight, Executive Director for the Horry County Solid Waste Authority. “We contacted other public agencies as well as private shops and found that they were also facing the same situation. Our only option was to turn to Horry-Georgetown Technical College for help and discuss the possibility of initiating a new training program to offset these needs.”
HGTC implemented the new Diesel Engine Technology program in August 2018. The program is housed on the Conway Campus and is a semester certificate program.
“HGTC stepped up to the challenge and has developed a program that the Horry County Solid Waste Authority is proud to support,” continued Knight. “I encourage everyone to participate and support this partnership because it does provide our youth an opportunity in a career path where they don’t have to leave home to succeed.”
“HGTC is so pleased to partner with the Horry County Solid Waste Authority to strengthen training opportunities for the diesel engine technology program,” said Dr. Marilyn M. Fore, HGTC President. “This program was created in response to significant local industry needs, and HGTC is working to create a workforce of highly trained and highly skilled diesel engine maintenance technicians. We are fortunate to have the support of businesses like the Horry County Solid Waste Authority to provide the best and latest industry-standard engines and equipment for training.”
“In the words of Steve Jobs, ‘Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.’ We are very thankful to the team of people from HGTC and the Solid Waste Authority who developed this successful program,” concluded Knight.
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