DENMARK, S.C. – For the benefit for our local employers, Denmark Technical College (DTC) will be holding an informational session and dinner on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. on the DTC campus for companies interested in participating in a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) grant was awarded to the SC Technical College System for apprenticeships and Denmark Technical College will be participating in the grant by expanding apprenticeships and providing the training. The grant will focus on three business sectors: manufacturing, professional services and information technology.
“We are excited to participate in this grant and bring this opportunity to our local businesses in our service area,” said President Leonard A. McIntyre. “By developing worker skills, employers benefit from increased productivity. At the same time, employees benefit by increasing their job skills and marketability. It is a win-win situation.”
The AAI grant will provide companies who apply for and receive grant funds a maximum of $2500 per apprentice and $12,500 per location to pay for education provided by their local technical college, in this case Denmark Technical College. In addition, South Carolina offers an additional $1,000 per apprentice offered through the state’s registered apprenticeship initiative, further offsetting training costs.
DTC has a number of programs that will qualify for the grant offering either curriculum courses offered towards a degree, or short-term continuing education courses offered through the Economic Workforce Development.
The requirements for participating companies to be awarded funds from the new grant initiative are to register their apprenticeship program through the Department of Labor, receive the training at their local technical college and participate in an ROI (Return on Investment) study when the grant is completed.
For more information or to register for the free information session, interested companies in the Denmark Technical College service area should contact Stephen Mason, Associate Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development at 803-793-5155 or Robert Peacock, Program Coordinator, at 803-793-5153.
Denmark Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Denmark Technical College does not discriminate in any respect against a student, or applicant for admission as a student, based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, or disability. For more information call 803-793-5176 or go to www.denmarktech.edu