Midlands TechHire

Midlands TechHire

Midlands Technical College, assisted by 24 grant partners, is helping build a pipeline of Information Technology (IT) talent in the Midlands region. Through Midlands TechHire, MTC is offering scholarships, training, and job opportunities for the high-growth IT field. If awarded a scholarship, tuition, books, supplies and certification exams are covered at 100%.

Midlands TechHire offers young adults ages 17-29 and a limited number of unemployed and underemployed workers with rigorous, high-quality IT training. Participants must be high school graduates and residents of Richland, Lexington, or Fairfield counties. 

We offer the following training programs:

To be eligible for TechHire, you must:

  • Attend an information session by registering at the above link or clicking here. Information sessions last approximately one hour and are free to attend
  • Meet the required WorkKeys Assessment in Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information
  • Submit an online application, including a resume, WorkKeys scores, high school diploma or proof of your highest level of educational attainment
  • If selected, all participants must attend a mandatory advisement and orientation session.

Please note that a background check will be performed on all applicants.

Here are the benefits of the TechHire program:

  • Scholarships for training
  • Industry-recognized certifications 
    • Instructor-led exam preparation 
  • Job readiness training
    • Resume assistance
    • Interview preparation
  • One-on-one job coaching
  • Professional development workshops
  • Paid internships
  • Job placement assistance
  • Follow-up services

Midlands TechHire is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The award amount received over a 4-year period is $4,000,000 and is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020. The program provides training for participants in the three-county area served by Midlands Technical College. 

Contact Us

Rose Heath, Program Director
heathrl@midlandstech.edu
803.691.3829

Qiana Henton, Retention Advocate 
hentonq@midlandstech.edu
803.691.3963

John Cocchiarella, Job Readiness Coach
​cocchiarellaj@midlandstech.edu
803.691.3912

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

grit@midlandstech.edu

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

- See more at: http://www.midlandstech.edu/student-resources/college-opportunity-progra...

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MTC can save you

7,866

In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2017). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."

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