News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

March 14, 2014

York Tech Offers 115 Scholarships for New South Carolina Manufacturing Certified Training Program (SCMC) in Chester


ROCK HILL, SC   York Technical College and the state of South Carolina are striving to enhance workforce development with the start of a new six-week manufacturing training program for which York Tech is in receipt of scholarships to train up to 115 area candidates. 

Led by York Tech’s Corporate and Continuing Education Program Manager George Russell, this 200-hour training program demonstrates the State’s and College’s continued investment in the region’s workforce and economic development efforts, specifically in the manufacturing space. These advanced manufacturing and industrial trade programs are focused on preparing students for careers in the highly automated and technical manufacturing environments of the 21st Century.

“We’re excited about the impact the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) will have on putting people back to work. A highly trained, educated and skilled workforce will continue to keep York, Chester and Lancaster Counties competitive in attracting high-paying STEM jobs and employers to our service area,” Russell said.

Those who complete the program will receive a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certification, which sets the tone for a curriculum that provides industry-led training and assessment focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. Students will also receive a South Carolina Manufacturing Certification.

York Tech will host the first class for Advanced Manufacturing beginning April 2, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the York Technical College Workforce and Learning Service (WALS) Center, located at 127 Saluda Street in Chester. York Tech has also indicated that it will hold classes on Main Campus in Rock Hill. Based on the response from the community, the college will consider offering this training in the evenings and/or on Saturdays. Information about future class locations will be disseminated to those who are accepted into the program.

For more information call George Russell or Janie Liggins at 803-981-7020, or contact them by emailing or



About York Technical College:
York Technical College, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. York Technical College’s mission is: Building Our Community Through Maximizing Student Success.




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