$2M grant given to Horry-Georgetown Tech for training facility

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WASHINGTON – Horry-Georgetown Technical College is getting some federal help building a new facility designed to manufacturing training.

According to a press release, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced Friday a $2 million grant for Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway.

The funds will be used for the construction of a Georgetown campus building dedicated to advanced manufacturing training.

“Through our ‘Skills for Business’ initiative, the Department of Commerce has made skills and workforce development a priority,” said Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “This EDA grant will enable the Grand Strand region to meet critical workforce development needs and industry demand for skilled workers.”

EDA’s investment will allow Horry-Georgetown Technical College to offer career development training in mechatronics, advanced welding, robotics, and machine tooling. The investment will help construct the 30,000 sq. ft. building on the Georgetown campus.

According to grantee estimates, this project will create 248 jobs, save 40 jobs, and generate nearly $15 million in private investment.

 

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