HGTC and Bank of America Partner to Enhance Student Programs
Bank of America awards $20,000 to support HGTC Career Training Programs, and Scholarships.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) announced today Bank of America has awarded $20,000 to support HGTC programs and scholarships. HGTC will receive $15,000 for Career Training programs, and $5,000 for the HGTC Emergency Scholarship Fund.
Bank of America’s renewed support of HGTC programs and students comes as the school recorded its highest enrollment in history and the largest single-year increase in new students in over 55 years. The partnership will help bolster academic programs and financial assistance that underpins pathways to sustainable careers.
“HGTC’s Career Training programs were developed to prepare students for jobs where workers are in high demand,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. “Our partnership with Bank of America will allow HGTC to provide intensive and complete job training. Most programs only take a few months to complete, and some can be finished in a matter of weeks.”
HGTC short-term training programs provide quick, good paying jobs that students can complete in as little as six (6) weeks. Programs include CNA, Heavy Equipment Operator, and CDL. These are high demand fields that pay above average wages. Hourly wages average $19-20 hour and provide immediate needed employment opportunities. Bank of America support will assist students with the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
In addition to programmatic support, Bank of America’s grant will help fund the HGTC Emergency Scholarship Fund, which assists academically eligible students facing crisis situations that threaten to derail their educational and career goals. The Emergency Fund allows many of these students to pursue educational opportunities that would otherwise be limited or out of reach. For the last academic year, 240 Student Emergency and Book loans totaling $27,686.49 have been disbursed to students in need.
“Bank of America is investing and giving in communities to advance local economies and prepare students to pursue careers that provide a living wage,” said Kelly Tyler, President, Bank of America Myrtle Beach. “Partnering with higher education institutions like HGTC that are filling the workforce pipeline with qualified candidates is just one example of our commitment to workforce development and how Bank of America is helping improve economic opportunity in the communities we serve.”