HGTC Receives Grant from Duke Energy
Staff Report From South Carolina CEO
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) recently received additional funding from Duke Energy for the Lineworker Program. The grant, awarded in the amount of $124,225.77, will be used to purchase new equipment and safety gear for the program.
“HGTC is very excited to receive the good news that a second grant from Duke Energy has been received for our successful Lineworker program,” said HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn M. Fore.
The Duke Energy Grant was presented through the South Carolina Technical College System Foundation. The training yard on the Conway campus includes 32 poles and hardware for overhead construction training and a new comprehensive underground training facility.
The Electrical Lineman program began in January 2015 following the initial construction of the lineman yard in November 2014. The program prepares students both mentally and physically to have the knowledge, skills, techniques, and desire to enter a utility and remarkably has a 98% job placement rate. The program is a one semester course and offers six classes per year.