Trident Technical College gets $1.5 million federal grant

Charleston Post and Courier
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February 1, 2001

The U.S. Commerce Department has given a $1.5 million grant to Trident Technical College for phase II of the Complex for Industrial and Economic Development.

The grant will be used to build a 40,300-square-foot Information Technology Center to accommodate increased enrollment in courses related to computer programming, Web site design and multimedia presentation.

The center will provide new labs for training in network operations, Internet technology and local/wide area network design and support. It also will house a digital video lab for multimedia, computer animation and digital editing classes.

Additional classrooms and labs for technology-based teaching for allied health, arts and sciences, business technology and nursing will also be located here.

“The future economic development of this region hinges on our capacity to provide highly skilled workers,” said Mary Thornley, TTC president.

“We do not have the space today to accommodate all the students wanting to enroll in our technology courses. This $1.5 million grant will help us create a facility to meet the urgent need for more technical and information technology training.”

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