The Upward Bound Program at Williamsburg Technical College is a pre-college, academic enhancement program designed for first generation, low-income students or those students with a high risk for academic failure. The program is designed to motivate students by developing those skills which will enable them to complete high school and make a successful transition into postsecondary education. Applications can be picked up from any one of the four high schools in the County or from the Upward Bound office at WTC.
To be eligible for the Upward Bound program, a student must:
1. be a high school student residing in Williamsburg County and
is enrolled in grades 9 or 10 at one of the four high schools:
C.E. Murray, Hemingway, Kingstree, and the Youth Academy;
2. meet federal income guidelines;
3. be the child of a parent who has not received his/her bachelor’s degree;
4. be committed to pursuing a 4-year college degree.
Upward Bound offers:
– academic assistance
– academic instruction
– cultural enrichment exposure
– work study for graduating seniors
– summer bridge program
– financial aid workshops.
For more information, about the Upward Bound program, please contact the Upward Bound Office at 843.355.4175 or in Building A on the WTC campus.
Student Government Association
The WTC Student Government Association (SGA) is the official organization for coordinating student activities on campus. The president of the SGA serves as the student representative to the College. The association is composed of all students enrolled in diploma, degree, career development, and certificate programs at WTC. Its function is to ensure that open communications are maintained between students and the administration. Executive officers, program representatives, and alternates are elected to the SGA council. Students are encouraged to participate in the elections and activities of the SGA. For more information, contact Student Affairs.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
WTC’s Alpha Sigma Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. WTC PTK advisor is Minette Gentry Hudson.
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