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WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

Posted: January 23, 2015 3:12 p.m.
Updated: January 26, 2015 1:00 a.m.
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Jay Schwedler, president and CEO of the Sumter Economic Development Board (far left), speaks during Thursday’s press conference on a new paid work experience program as (from left) Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee; Bobby Anderson, chairman of the Santee-Lynches Workforce Development Board; and Brent Russell, dean of CCTC’s industrial and engineering technology division look on.


A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC’s main campus Thursday.

WE involves a partnership between CCTC; Santee-Lynches Workforce Investment Board; Sumter Economic Development Board; industries in Kershaw, Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties; and CCTC industrial and engineering technology students, specifically those in welding, engineering graphics technology, mechatronics and CNC machine tool programs.

WE’s paid training begins Feb. 2 and involves 19 students and 17 companies from the four-county region. Students will gain valuable paid work experience over the course of 200 hours to ultimately make them more competitive in the job market.

“WE provides the potential for an increase per capita income for residents of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties by providing job placement opportunities,” CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee said. “The region will better retain skilled individuals, encouraging them to search for employment within our four-county area.”

The WE program is designed to boost the region’s economic development efforts by giving businesses and industries an additional avenue of attracting and targeting local, skilled workers to fill available positions. The program also develops a pipeline of prospective employees for high-technology careers.

Among the partnering business and industries in WE’s inaugural program are Canfor Corporation, Mancor Industries, and Wolfe Mechanical & Equipment Supply in Kershaw County. Other companies and businesses include Becton-Dickerson, Caterpillar Inc, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, the Coca-Cola Company, Eaton Corporation, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Johnny’s Welding Service, Kaydon Corporation, Manchester Fluid Power, Meritor Inc., Mid-State Tooling, Powell Valves, Singleton Steel Company LLC and Smoak Irrigation Co.



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