They may be high school seniors, but Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students Kyle Griggs and Adam Smith are also pioneers. The two teens, who take an advanced welding class at ATEC, are also students in a dual enrollment welding class at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), making them the first students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to receive college credit for a career and technology course through CCTC. “For a lot of students, college is the fear of the unknown. Many of them don’t know what life after high school will be like, and this is a way for them to see what college is really like, and say, ‘Hey, I can really do this,” said ATEC Director Chet Horton.
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