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Heather Williams, RDH

Heather's two-year associate degree and end of the year class project gave her the start she needed as a dental hygienist. She was able to work in an office, be a mom and also obtain my Bachelor’s degree from St. Petersburg College online. ...

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James Clonts

I chose Midlands Technical College after high school because it gave me the opportunity to take my time to figure out what I wanted to do in life.

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Jayda Manning

After two years at Dreher High School, Jayda Manning needed some flexibility in her schedule and transferred to the Richland One Middle College, located on the Midlands Technical College Beltline Campus. Two years later at age 17, she is the youngest person ever to receive an associate degree from...

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Jessica Addison

During my first visit with my MTC advisor, he suggested I look into the Michelin Technical Scholars Program. The opportunity to gain training for a real job while I was in school was exactly what I was looking for. Michelin paid for school, bought my books and hired me for 20 hours a week as a paid...

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Transfer

Joe Johnson

Joe went to MTC earn his GED and ended up taking full advantage of the offerings at MTC and staying for two years. After he left MTC, Joe went on to the University of South Carolina and did really well. He felt prepared, got good grades and was able to get a computer programming job right out of...

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Training

John Leighty

John's education at Midlands Technical College led to a stable, long-term job after years of being stuck in service jobs, working one, then adding another, to make ends meet...

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Transfer

Kadejah Pickering

Kadejah Pickering was a retail assistant manager for more than 15 years when she sustained a major injury and was no longer able to continue in that line of work. Suddenly, she was faced with the need to make a career change.

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Real Business: MTC Student Launches Three Companies

Ken Yamashiro spent a semester studying aerospace engineering out-of-state before he had a realization that, instead, he wanted to learn how to connect with people. After enrolling at MTC, read how he gained the tools and knowledge to launch three successful businesses at age 23 – all before he’s...

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Nicole McCune

Nicole McCune knows how important scholarships are from her experience as an MTC student.

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Rochelle Goodwin

One day when Rochelle was driving to class, her driver’s side door flew open. She had to miss her classes and desperately needed financial assistance to pay for the repairs to her car so she could attend school and provide for her family. When Rochelle asked her MTC advisors and mentors for...

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