Programs

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program Celebrates its new class of apprentices at Signing Day 2017

Trident Technical College and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce celebrated career education with hundreds of business leaders, educators and students at the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program Signing Day breakfast today at the College Center on TTC’s Main Campus. Highlighting the breakfast was keynote speaker Amy Firestone, program analyst of the U.S. Department of Labor…

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First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina Launches Mission GED Program

Mission GED is newest education benefit offered to First Choice plan members First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is now accepting qualified applicants for its new Mission GED program. First Choice Medicaid health plan members are eligible to receive vouchers covering the entire cost of the initial General Educational Development (GED) test and…

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Howard University Partners with Google to Launch ‘Howard West’

Howard University recently announced in partnership with Google the launch of Howard West, a three-month, summer Computer Science residency for rising juniors and seniors in the University’s Computer Science program. The residency includes a dedicated workspace on Google’s Mountain View campus and a generous stipend to cover housing and other expenses in Silicon Valley. The…

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Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan Expands PalmettoBaby Grant Program

All Babies Born in South Carolina from May 29-May 31, 2017 will be Eligible to Receive a $5,290 Grant to a Future Scholar Account This May, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan expanded its PalmettoBaby Grant Program. The annual program, held each May in celebration of National 529 College…

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NNPA Students “Discovering The Unexpected” With The Black Press

By Noni Marshall and Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Mich. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors…

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CCPL to kick off 2017 Summer Reading Programs featuring events and prizes

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will soon kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages. Pre-registration is already underway, and CCPL offers programs designed for the following age groups: Build a Better World: Summer…

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NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Expands to 14 Cities in 2017

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has announced the dates and locations of its 2017 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs. SEEK, now in its 11th year, is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African-American pre-college students. The program is in the midst of a large, three-year expansion funded by a…

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TTC’s Youth Apprenticeship Program A Continuing Success – Apply Now

By Barney Blakeney Trident Technical College now is accepting applications for the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program. Melissa Stowasser, dean of TTC’s School and Community Initiatives Programs, said the four-year-old program that serves high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors, is changing the way education looks in our region. The program has grown exponentially, she…

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