The Real Deal

Message from the President

Ronald L. Rhames

Midlands Technical College students are the greatest gift to the Midlands. Ninety percent of our graduates live, work, and play in Fairfield, Lexington, and Richland Counties. Because they graduate with lower college-related debt, they can start their lives sooner, start their families sooner, and become contributing members of society sooner. Equally as important, our graduates can get a job sooner because of the many career options we offer. At MTC, we take pride in playing a major role in helping strengthen our economies and our communities, and we are thankful for our students whose success makes this all possible.

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

Collage of pictures showing the Learning Resource Center on Beltline Campus.

When Midlands Technical College (MTC) officially opened its 43,000-square-foot Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the college’s Beltline Campus, more than 100 community stakeholders joined college faculty and staff and students to celebrate. Hear what the college’s most important stakeholders – the students – are saying about their new ultra-modern place to learn, collaborate, and succeed.

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

Picture of Dr. Ronald L. Rhames speaking to Midlands K-12 community

Midlands Technical College has always believed in the value of strengthening partnerships between the college and K-12 schools and leaders. Read how MTC hosted the third annual K-12 Summit with representatives from across the region to discuss making MTC more accessible to today’s youth.

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Success Story

Kadejah Pickering

Less than a month after receiving my MTC certification, I was offered an office administrative position.

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Real Success: Turning adversity into inspiration at MTC

April Lewis, Associate in Human Services, Class of 2009

Every MTC student has a story, and mine shows that you truly can get anywhere from here

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Success Story

Sarah Donnelley, Associate in AOT, Class of 2017

At MTC, I found it really easy to get involved in campus life.

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MTC Commission Spotlight

George (Garry) P. Powers, MTC Commission Chair

MTC's greatest impact is in transforming lives.

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Sparks Fly when Businesses Collaborate with MTC

Ben Abernathy, EM&C Towers

Not only are they training welding candidates, they are training great employees.

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Success Story

Jake Tyler, MTC Graduate and U.S. Army Sergeant

I got to serve my country, and I got to be a really good student.

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On the Road with Myles

Dress as a super hero! Join Myles and Midlands Technical College students, faculty and staff in downtown Columbia for the City of Columbia’s annual Carolina Carillon December 2.

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