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Published on September 16th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Midlands Technical College Foundation Receives $40,000 Grant from Wells Fargo

Pictured from left; Wells Fargo Midlands Market President Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo South Carolina Community Affairs Representative Susan Bankson, MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, Wells Fargo District Manager of the Congaree Sam Hooper, and MTC Interim Associate Vice President of Advancement Jack Hoekstra.

The Midlands Technical College (MTC) Foundation announced today a $40,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The funds will provide tuition assistance for unemployed or underemployed Midlands residents to pursue QuickJobs training with Midlands Technical College.

“Wells Fargo is helping our students improve their lives through the educational opportunities the college provides,” said Jack Hoekstra, MTC Interim Associate Vice President of Advancement. “We are grateful for Wells Fargo’s generous support in helping the college create meaningful employment opportunities for our community.”

MTC’s QuickJobs program was created in response to the growing challenge of filling today’s available jobs with skilled workers. As the changing workplace continues to impact the skills needed for high-growth, high-demand jobs, QuickJobs assists workers with retooling their skills for the new economy. Programs have been developed for the areas of greatest need such as industrial trades and manufacturing, information technology, and healthcare.

“Wells Fargo fully believes that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future,” said Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands market president. “We are honored to work together with educational organizations like Midlands Technical College to help create a competitive workforce and a sustainable economy for generations to come.”

“The success of students is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success,” said Kathy Heffley, Wells Fargo regional president for South Carolina. “Today’s young people are tomorrow’s business owners, leaders and teachers, and we are proud to support Midlands Technical College in their efforts to provide students with training to help them succeed in today’s workforce.”

QuickJobs programs are designed to offer skills training that results in industry-recognized credentials, quickly meeting the needs of students and providing the knowledge to move into employment. Currently there are over 40 training programs. Most programs take just a few months to complete, and some can be finished in a matter of weeks.

For more information on QuickJobs, visit www.midlandstech.edu/QuickJobs.

About Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

About Midlands Technical College: Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 18,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 30,000 enrollments and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU

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