Williamsburg Technical College's facilities staff has been recognized for an exemplary safety record with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce annual Commendation of Excellence award. A presentation will take place will take place Thursday, March 30 at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Columbia and will feature keynote speaker and author Bill Sims, Jr. During his presentation entitled “Beyond Zero Injuries,” Bill will discuss if “zero” is the right goal or if there is a better one that will drive continuous safety improvement.
This recognition promotes enthusiasm for safe work practices among employees. That attitude translates into a healthy work environment and a better bottom line for South Carolina businesses and entities.
Five area high schools competed in the 19th annual WTC math contest on January 27. Among those participating were Andrews High School, Carver’s Bay High School, Hemingway High School, Johnsonville High School, and Williamsburg Academy.
The Carvers Bay’s team took the top spot for the first time in nine years. Pictured are (from left) Carvers Bay High School (CBHS) senior Kevin Price, WTC math instructor and math contest planner Willie Bryant, CBHS senior Tyson Mention, CBHS junior Caleb Vereen, CBHS advisor Judith Robinson, and CBHS junior Taylor Chapman.
Placing second in the competition was Williamsburg Academy and the third place team was Johnsonville High. Members of all the top three teams received medallions. The second and third place teams also won plaques. For the first time this year, second place won $200 and third place won $100 for their school’s math budget from of the WTC Foundation. Members of the first place team also won calculators and were awarded $300 for their math budget from the WTC Foundation.
Carvers Bay, as the winning team, will have their school name engraved on the coveted “Ein-stein” trophy which features team names of all past WTC math contest winners.
WTC was recently recognized by the South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars (SC VFW) for their donation of two sculptures from their Welding Rodeo to the SC VFW. The statues are proudly displayed on the grounds of the SC VFW post in Lexington, SC.
Pictured presenting the commemorative plaque are (from left) Dentist B. Harvin, State Chief of Staff 2016-2017 for the SC VFW; Sam Gardner, WTC welding instructor and veteran; Frankie C. Pompey, Commander, Post 6500, 2015-2016 SC VFW; William E. Nelson, Life Member, Post 6500, SC VFW; and Dr. Clifton “Rusty” Elliott, WTC Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and veteran.
WTC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) department is sponsoring a "safe heating" program for area citizens. HVAC/R instructor Willie Morant (left) and his students
encourage citizens to ensure that their heaters are in proper working order and that they practice safety while using them around family members, pets, and furniture. Morant invites anyone who has problems with a heater to bring it to his shop in Building B at the College and get it checked out. Any parts that are required will cost but work is free as it is used to train students on how to properly work on HVAC/R equipment.
Call 843.355.4192 for information.
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