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HGTC Georgetown Center for Advanced Manufacturing Enters Second Year of Serving Students

(Conway, SC) 08/27/2020

GCAM BuildingHorry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is entering its second year of instruction at the brand new Georgetown Center for Advanced Manufacturing (GCAM) located on South Fraser Street in Georgetown. Last year, HGTC opened the doors of its 30,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing on its Georgetown Campus to students during the fall semester. The state-of-the-art facility was built in response to unprecedented industry demands for skilled workers in Georgetown County and throughout South Carolina.

“We are thankful for the partnerships of business and industry in the planning, development, and support of our state-of-the-art building. The programs housed within are tailored especially for local businesses and their employees,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President.

HGTC continues to train students, employees, and skilled workers in advanced welding technologies, machine tool technology, computer numerical control and mechatronics technology programs.

Graduates from these programs will be qualified for industry certifications and equipped to enter the workforce with the technical and soft skills essential for success in today’s increasingly competitive world.

“The pandemic may have limited our ability to interact with our industry partners to the level we have in the past, but we are open and offering classes to serve the training and retraining needs of employees,” said Brandon Haselden, HGTC Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“The expectations of our students are as high as ever when meeting the needs of industry for highly skilled positions,” President Fore added. “We are ready to enroll students and look forward to serving this academic year.”

HGTC has invited the entire community to an Open House on Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. at GCAM.

Fall classes at HGTC began August 24, and financial aid and scholarships are still available. For more information, please call HGTC Admissions at 843-520-1404 or Julie Golden at 843-520-1476.