Dominion Foundation Awards $5,000 to Horry Georgetown Technical College Welding Program
Conway, SC – From wetland restoration to green roof technology, this year’s Dominion Foundation education grants will engage students of all ages in a variety of outstanding programs including the Horry Georgetown Technical College’s (HGTC) welding program. This grant was one of 96 provided this year to k-12 schools, educational organizations and college and post-secondary schools.
“The $5,000 grant to Horry Georgetown Technical College will support programs that will develop skills essential to students’ futures and to the South Carolina economy,” said Keith Windle, general manager for Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission. “Horry Georgetown Technical College is providing opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and knowledge.”
HGTC teaches beginning and advanced welding, including Oxy-Acetylene cutting and brazing, Arc and MIG, flux core and TIG. In addition to preparing for certifications, students also learn shop and site safety practices, blueprint reading, principles of metallurgy, construction math, hand and power tool use and basic layout methods used in fabrication.
HGTC offers college transfer and skilled associate degree programs in more than 80 fields of study. 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. The college celebrates its 50thAnniversary this year.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit www.dom.com.