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November 14

Real Career Change: MTC Program Offers Fresh Start

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. “It forced me to re-...

November 14

Real Commitment: MTC Looks to Strengthen Bond with Midlands K-12 Community

“Last year, about 17% of your graduates attended MTC right after graduation. I believe that number could be significantly higher, if not double.” That’s what Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, President of Midlands Technical College, told more than 50 leaders of...

November 14

Real Convenience: Students Rave about MTC’s New, Ultra-Modern, High-Tech Building

Midlands Technical College freshman Kristle Rogers started classes this fall at MTC’s Beltline Campus, expecting a fair amount of walking to attend classes and to find the different resources that would help her succeed. When she discovered the new...

October 10

Real Commitment: Ensuring a strong economy through educational support

“By supporting MTC, we all become more competitive." That's what Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told more than 100 business leaders from industries such as banking, manufacturing, distribution, and information technology during a luncheon supporting...

October 10

Real Service: MTC students help preserve military history

When the Celebrate Freedom Foundation went looking for a new headquarters building, they found an opportunity at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, just across the street from the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Airport Campus. An aging airline...

October 10

Real Success: Turning adversity into inspiration at MTC

It hasn’t been easy. April Lewis received the call no military spouse wants to get. Her husband was killed in action in Iraq. After that blow, she went to a dark place, but Lewis says the darkness lifted when she saw the light of opportunity at...

September 12

Real Direction: Student has a defined career path thanks to MTC

“I wasn’t really sure about what kind of career I wanted to pursue, and the MTC faculty and staff helped me figure it out.” Sarah Donnelley says she entered MTC two years ago with little personal direction or goals. “The Midlands Technical College...

September 12

Real Care: MTC Dental Hygiene students volunteer for mission work without leaving Columbia

Midlands Technical College second-year dental hygiene students and faculty had a learning experience out of the classroom when they volunteered their services to hundreds of Midlands residents in need of free dental care. More than 800 patients...

September 12

Real Impact: MTC emergency assistance helps students complete their goals

Unexpected situations and financial hardships can make it difficult for students to balance the cost of college. When MTC student and single mother Rochelle Goodwin experienced a financial emergency, the MTC Foundation’s Emergency Grant Fund got her...

August 08

Real Passion: MTC Commission Chair is a Champion for Economic and Workforce Development

George P. (Garry) Powers has begun his two-year term as Chair of the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commission. He has been a member of the Commission since 2009, bringing a depth of knowledge in the economic development areana. Here is...

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