HGTC Apprenticeship Programs Abound

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that numerous apprenticeship opportunities are available with several on the horizon just in time for the celebration of South Carolina Apprenticeship Month.  The College is very excited to announce that another Horry County company, bFIVE40, has been officially registered as an apprenticeship site with the Department of Labor and Apprenticeship Carolina. The manufacturing company is the Southeast’s premier designer and innovator of printed signage, quality swag, and custom apparel.  HGTC will be offering seamstress classes on location starting this month.
The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) is also now a registered apprenticeship program sponsor. The CDCA will provide Cybersecurity Specialist 1 apprenticeships through HGTC and Trident Tech. 

HGTC encourages companies to become involved in the SC Apprenticeship program. The benefits of sponsoring apprenticeships include a higher skills level, decreased turnover, structured and consistent training, reliable plan for the future, and a possible state tax credit per apprentice for up to four years.

 “Apprenticeships have proven success, proven methods, higher wages, growth potential, and valuable skills credential,” said Julie Golden, HGTC Training & Development Director, Assistant Provost of the Georgetown Campus Workforce Development and Continuing Education.  “Each apprenticeship contains job-related education, supervised on-the-job learning, and a scalable wage.”

 "We believe in organically growing our sewing and graphic design talent at bFIVE40 and achieve this through HGTC and Apprenticeship Carolina. HGTC’s apprenticeship program is a vital component in the success of our business,” said Donna Brin, Founder of bFIVE40.  “We are developing employees who are committed to learning a trade and growing with us. We don’t want our people to think they are working at a job; we want them to know that this is their career. Our apprentices see the investment we are making in them, and it shows in their work from day one. We are very impressed with the program and results.”

For referrals of individuals interested in apprenticeship opportunities or more information for employers to host apprentices, please contact Julie Golden:  843-520-1476, julie.golden@hgtc.edu.   

Registration for the spring semester is underway.  Tuition assistance and scholarships are available.  Visit www.hgtc.edu or call 843-347-3186 for more information.