Private Support Critical for QuickJobs Training
Wells Fargo recently donated $25,000 to the MTC Foundation to help with QuickJobs scholarships
QuickJobs is an MTC Corporate and Continuing Education program that prepares participants for high-demand careers, often in less than three months. The programs are designed to offer skills training that results in industry-recognized credentials and provide the critical training needed to move directly into employment.
Recognizing the need to help students train for these careers, individuals like Rev. Solomon Jackson, Jr., and companies like Bank of America and Wells Fargo, have donated over the years to provide tuition assistance for QuickJobs students. In 2015, Jackson made a $1.25 million gift in part to support scholarships in the MTC QuickJobs program.
“MTC was a school that seemed like it wanted to help you,” said Jackson, the first person in his family to graduate high school and go to college. “For that reason, I said, ‘I’m going to go to Midlands Technical College, and I’m glad I did.’ ” Jackson earned an Associate Degree in Industrial Technologies in Commercial Graphics from Midlands Technical College in 1989.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo have donated more than $200,000 combined in recent years for people with financial need to get QuickJobs training for in-demand careers.
“We are grateful for those individuals and companies who consistently and selflessly give their resources to support our mission to provide QuickJobs training in the Midlands,” said Jack Hoekstra, CEO of the MTC Foundation. “Their generosity is ensuring more MTC students get the best education and services available, while helping our local companies fill critical workforce needs.”
Learn more about MTC’s QuickJobs programs or contact the Office of Philanthropy at 803.732.5222 to learn more about how you can help provide QuickJobs scholarship assistance.