Trident Technical College’s (TTC) Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new session of Workforce Pathways Scholarship (WPS) funds that pay for course fees for approved career training continuing education programs. This is a new, separate opportunity from the WPS funds that are also available currently to pay for academic courses at Trident Technical College this year.
Eligibility for a scholarship is not based on financial need or prior academic performance, and the scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following three hugely successful prior installments of the Pathways Initiative, the South Carolina General Assembly has renewed and expanded the program for a fourth term providing additional funding for Workforce Pathways Scholarships to the S.C. Technical College System. A total of $500,000 is available to TTC’s continuing education students, an increase over the previous year. The number of courses eligible for WPS funding has increased from 14 to 36 for the fall 2018 term.
“We are excited to provide career training to scholarship recipients again this term. Thanks to this important scholarship program being renewed again, we can offer this tremendous opportunity for students to train for a new career,” says Bob Walker, vice president for Continuing Education and Economic Development. “Hundreds of students took advantage of the last three installments of the Workforce Pathways Scholarship and are now equipped to begin a new career or advance in their current one. Interested students can apply for scholarships Sept. 13-27, 2018. WPS funds are available for use only on qualified TTC continuing education courses within approved programs.
To apply, students are required to attend an orientation session to learn about the WPS program and obtain an application form. Orientations are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays during the application window in Building 920, Room 791 at Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus), 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Scholarship recipients can take an entire program or classes within a single program, but they cannot move between programs.
Applicants must reside in South Carolina to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must also provide proof of a negative drug screen test and have a high school diploma, a GED, or provide college transcripts and clear a background check for certain programs; students will be notified if those requirements apply to the program in which they are interested.
WPS funding covers the cost of tuition for qualified TTC continuing education courses in areas including health care, manufacturing, information technology and professional development. A complete list can be found under “Funding Opportunities” on the TTC Continuing Education website at www.tridenttech.edu/ce. Training available through the WPS program prepares students for careers in automotive and other manufacturing industries, drone piloting, welding, and specialties in health care and IT fields.
For more information on WPS funds for TTC continuing education courses, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/pathways-scholarship.htm or call 843.574.6152.
For more information on WPS funds for TTC academic courses, visit www.tridenttech.edu/WorkforcePathways/index.htm or call 843.574.6000.