Tamassee DAR School Interim CEO Jon Holland recently announced the 2020 expansion of the Tamassee Academy program. Partnering with Tri County Technical College (TCTC), Tamassee is excited to provide a program for at risk students which culminates in the successful completion of a high school diploma and an industrial certificate. The aerospace and manufacturing companies in South Carolina are experiencing a growing demand for qualified workers and Tamassee will be working closely with them to fill that need.
At a recent Lunch and Learn, local industry leaders listened as Mr. John Lummus, President of Upstate SC Alliance addressed the need for continued workforce strategies at the grassroots level and applauded Tamassee DAR School’s initiative to play a meaningful role in the state’s economic development.
Students enrolled in the program will study academics at the Tamassee Academy located on the Tamassee DAR School Campus, and travel to Oconee County TCTC for their industrial classes. Pupils will also be involved in internships with local firms to better understand the roles and responsibilities of successful employees in the manufacturing industry.
Tamassee DAR School’s residential program will be there to assist students experiencing housing instability or homelessness, aging out of the foster care system, teen parents, and those unable to commute to campus who are interested in participating in the opportunity. Mr. Holland stated, “working in partnership with industry to fill the middle skills gap while providing an achievable dream for children really is a win-win.”
To learn more about the program and how you can participate, contact Tamassee DAR School at 864.944.1390.