Participants and leaders pictured above as part of the Counselors Academy hosted at Williamsburg Technical College campus are: (front, from left) Dr. Patty Lee, Cheryl DuBose, Kendra Wilson, Danielle Nelson, Beverly Campbell, Cassandra Graham, Marguerite Joe, Shmekia Brown, Sherry Fulton, (back, from left) Lamar Brown, Dr. Leron Peterkin, Brandy Joe, Michael Scott, Caretha Sabb, Pamela Price, Theo Lane, and Leonard Montgomery.
The Academy was held for secondary counseling and career professionals from the College’s service area. The Academy, sponsored through a gift from the Duke Energy Foundation, allowed participants to “experience” the College’s academic programs and student support services in a two-week hands-on environment on the WTC campus.
The program was specifically designed to make area counselors aware of the lucrative careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields so that they can better counsel students about educational and career choices. Information was shared on how high school counselors can be catalysts for more students to consider the technical college path instead of liberal arts colleges and universities, especially when it comes to STEM related fields for which training is available at WTC. Emphasis was also placed on the dual enrollment program at WTC which provides a huge cost savings and up to a two-year head start on a four year degree as well as an option to enter a lucrative career straight out of high school.
The Academy also helped strengthen working relationships between the College and the area’s secondary school leaders by providing venue for the 13 participants to meet business and industry representatives to learn more about workforce needs, to ask questions about workforce preparation, and to communicate on a personal level with individuals involved in economic development initiatives.
Latrice Page is determined
to finish what she started,
no matter how many miles
she has to travel to do it.
The Associate in Science
student began her college
career at Williamsburg
Technical College in Kingstree
several years ago and, since
that time, she has gotten
married to a serviceman,
moved to California, and
ended up in her home state’s
capital. What some people
would see as a mountain, Page saw as mole hill.
Now, two days a week, Page sets her cruise control and makes the 150+ round trip trek from her home to WTC. She intends to finish her WTC associate degree in a semester and transfer to another technical college to work on her associate degree in nursing.
“I wanted to start what I finished where I started it,” she says. She also hopes WTC’s registered nursing program is in place in the next year or two so she can come back to her roots again.
For each new student that a currently enrolled student recruits for the fall semester, the current student will receive a $25 gift card to the WTC Book Bag in December and be entered into a December drawing for cash prizes. The catch is that the newly recruited student must remain successfully enrolled for the entire fall semester.
For as many students recruited who stay the course, in December the person who recruits them will receive as many gift cards and as many more entries into the cash prize drawings as the number of students they recruit who complete the fall semester.
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“Registered and Ready” (“R&R”) is a new opportunity at Williamsburg Technical College where all prospective applicants to the College may complete admissions paperwork to be “registered and ready” for fall classes without having to stand in line or wait for advisement.
The two dates for WTC's "R&R" are Thursday, July 23 and Thursday, August 6. For more information or to sign up to participate in "R&R", call 843.355.4163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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