• College and Career Related Events

    Posted by Tabitha Bryant on 6/3/2020

    Stratford Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit colleges! If you want to plan some college visitations during school hours, be sure to use the College Visitation Form to excuse your absence. Please pay special attention to how many visits you are allowed.

    Youth Apprenticeship: Berkeley County Government is happy to announce the 2020 Youth Apprenticeship for HVAC and Automotive Technicians. The County has partnered with Trident Technical College--Technology school and Apprenticeship Carolina to start this excellent program. This initial program will begin June 2020 and extend through June 2022, at which time the Apprentices will become Journeyman. We are looking for rising Berkeley County high school juniors and/or seniors that have an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or HVAC industries. Students will earn a salary and have on the job training while attending school. At the end of the apprenticeship program, the students will receive a certificate and potential employment. Students are able to apply online at https://www.tridenttech.edu/career/workforce/car_youth_apprentice.htm. For any questions regarding this apprenticeship program, please contact Jerald Borden, Jr. at Jerald.borden@berkeleycountysc.gov.

    Converse College: Instead of going co-educational for Fall 2021, Converse College has decided to go co-ed starting this Fall. Converse offers majors like Interior Design, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and our career tracks (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Occupational Therapy and Pre-Physical Therapy) that help set us apart. They also feature a 12 to one student faculty ratio with a 94% graduation rate. For more information about Converse College, contact Lauren Tomes Francis, Admission Counselor and Recruiter, at 864.596.9712 or 864.590.1765 or by email at lauren.francis@converse.edu.

    Spartanburg Methodist College: SMC is no longer requiring that students submit ACT/SAT test scores to be admitted to SMC. The only current requirement for admission is that students have above a 2.0, but the 3.0 will earn a full tuition scholarship. Apply to SMC at https://www.smcsc.edu/admissions/.

    Trident Technical College: Graduating seniors who would like to start classes early at TTC can start July 6th for the Summer II session, possibly for FREE! Only certain programs are eligible for the free tuition option. Click here for the list of programs and steps to enroll.

    Guided Pathway Support Program - Ron Brown Scholar Program Initiative: GPS is a free online college access and advising program that helps African-American high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process using Ron Brown scholars as guides. Each year, GPS offers 10-12 scholarships to participating high school seniors based on contributions to the GPS online college access community, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership. GPS is now accepting applications from current and rising African American high school juniors and seniors. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.rbsgps.com/?SFMC_cid=EM190588-&rid=47776615.

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