Jun 26 2007

Graham Announces $1.5 Million for Orangeburg, Calhoun Workforce Training Center

WASHINGTON-  U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and the Orangeburg-Calhoun Area Technical Education Commission will receive a $1.5 million grant for the construction of the Transportation Workforce Training Center.

“A well-educated, well-trained workforce is a key component to future economic development,” said Graham.  “South Carolina’s technical colleges are continuing to play a leading role in ensuring our state’s workforce is ready and capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st Century economy.  This grant is great news for the local community and an important investment in the future of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.”

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the project will create 544 jobs and generate $420 million in private investment.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.