$3 million grant lets FDTC launch their ‘Pathways to a Brighter Future’ program
Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) recently received $3 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Pathways to a Brighter Future program. The new grant-funded program will build upon previous programs to improve the college’s capacity to expand services to address the needs of minority and other underserved populations. The Pathways to a Brighter Future Program will work with other FDTC programs serving high school students, such as Upward Bound and the Dual Enrollment Program to identify and recruit Pathways students. It will also focus on helping students’ complete credentials in STEM and healthcare programs. Intensive tutoring, counseling, advising, mentoring, targeted workshops and other student and academic services will be provided as well. “Pathways offers important services to help our students succeed in gaining credentials that will make them competitive for good paying jobs,” said Jennifer Mabry, FDTC Director of Institutional Grants. A dedicated Business Liaison will work with local industry to place students in internships and apprenticeships as the program provides job placement services for students who complete credentials. There will also be more services on FDTC’s satellite campuses in Florence, Darlington, Lake City and Mullins. For more information on the Pathways to a Brighter Future Program at FDTC, e-mail Mabry at Jennifer.Mabry@fdtc.edu or call 843-661-8129.