MTC president questioned on how county funding is spent

WINNSBORO – With Fairfield County considering tax increases and agency cuts to balance the budget, questions arose during a work session Tuesday about how the county funds Midlands Technical College. MTC president Ronald Rhames acknowledged this year’s $155,100 funding request – up from about $143,000 last year – would be spent not only in Fairfield […]

FCSD reverses MOU’s exclusions

WINNSBORO – Another alteration has been made to the Fairfield County Promise Program, which aims to allow Fairfield students to attend college at Midlands Technical College at no cost to them.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, the school district’s board of trustees voted on a second amended Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, that clarifies eligibility […]

MTC offers special enrollment event Dec. 3

WINNSBORO – Midlands Technical College (MTC) is now accepting applicants for the Spring Semester and is inviting all prospective students to learn about the college’s 120+ academic and career programs at a special enrollment event on Dec. 3 on the MTC Fairfield Campus. Students who attend this event can apply to MTC with no application […]

County Promise awaits MTC’s OK

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Promise, a program designed to allow qualifying students to attend college at no cost, is moving forward without participation from Fairfield County Council — at least for the time being. At last week’s Fairfield County school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green announced that 24 students are participating in the inaugural Promise […]

County, FCSD disagree on ‘Promise’

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County and the Fairfield County school district still have some homework to finish before a plan allowing students to attend college at no cost takes effect. County Council on Monday approved its version which would cover college costs for qualifying Fairfield County students enrolling in Midlands Technical College’s Winnsboro campus. The vote […]

County, School District promise free MTC tuition

WINNSBORO – Providing free technical college tuition to financially struggling students is noble. Supporters say the Fairfield County taxpayer-funded Promise Program initiative will open college to more students and boost the local workforce. On Monday, representatives from Fairfield County, the Fairfield County School District and Midlands Technical College inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), pledging […]

Diplomas and Degrees

COLUMBIA- Ten graduates from Fairfield Central High School’s Class of 2018 also received degrees at Midlands Technical College (MTC) through Fairfield Central’s STEM Cohort partnership with MTC. Pictured with Principal Tracie Swilley, center, are, from left,  Gerald Mills, General Studies Certificate; Associate Degree recipients Vernetia Anderson, Ikayla White, Amari Hill, Benjamin Jackson, Trace Swann, Mysia […]

MTC students modify evacuation vehicle

WINNSBORO – The welding program at Midland’s Technical College- Fairfield Campus made modifications to an armored vehicle acquired by Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office through a federal military surplus program. Chuck Chelluk, welding instructor, and his students designed and built components to upgrade the seating capabilities of this vehicle. This armored vehicle is for limited use […]