Northeastern Technical College (NETC) is improving access to education to develop the workforce in Marlboro County.
NETC was awarded $4.4 million in an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to establish a workforce training center in Bennettsville.
The EDA grant, combined with $1.1 million in local investment, will infuse $5.5 million to be used for economic development workforce education in the community.
“Access to higher education in rural areas is essential to building a 21st-century workforce. I appreciate the work Northeastern Technical College is doing to promote economic growth,” said Senator Lindsey Graham in a press release.
NETC will use the funds to complete phase two of the renovation of the former Winn-Dixie facility and include two expansions, totaling 18,000 additional square feet, of the existing building on the Marlboro Campus.