CCTC Foundation Receives $5,000 Gift from Georgia-Pacific Clarendon

SUMTER, SC (02/07/2024) The CCTC Foundation recently received a $5,000 gift from Georgia-Pacific Clarendon.

“On behalf of Georgia-Pacific (GP) and our Clarendon OSB (oriented strand board) plant leadership team, we are very pleased to continue our support of the Mechatronics program provided by Central Carolina Technical College,” GP Human Resource Business Partner Jamey Gowdy said.

The check was presented by Gowdy to CCTC President Dr. Kevin Pollock and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Misty Hatfield.

“We are so grateful for the support and continued partnership with Georgia-Pacific,” Hatfield said.

The money will benefit the Mechatronics program at Central Carolina Technical College. Currently, the college hosts the following programs in the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology: Mechatronics, Welding, Engineering Design Technology, HVAC, Automotive and Machine Tool Technology.

“Education and workforce development are vital priorities at GP, and we believe that investments in organizations like Central Carolina Technical College can have a profound impact on the future economic success of our communities. We currently have two interns working at our Clarendon OSB site, a direct result of the Mechatronics program. We also want to express our appreciation to the teachers and staff at Central Carolina Technical College for the dedication and guidance they provide to students who are preparing for their future,” Gowdy added.

Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Learn more:

The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation, Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees separate from the Area Commission for Central Carolina Technical College and is dedicated to expanding the goals and mission of the college. The CCTC Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable education purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.