COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has announced a cash infusion for South Carolina’s technical colleges.
It’s a continuation of efforts to boost the state’s economy following pandemic-related hardships. The Republican said Tuesday that the move is aimed at training people in new skills as they reenter the workforce.
McMaster says he’s allocating $8 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to a partnership between the state’s 16 tech schools and the Department of Employment and Workforce.
Starting this week, the agency will contact the 87,000 South Carolinians already eligible for jobless benefits to advise them of tuition-free, short-term training classes for jobs like welding and truck driving.