Grayson Technical Training hosts graduation for 2-year program
LORIS – The 2017 graduation ceremony for Grayson Technical Training was celebrated Dec. 21, with a luncheon at the Kingston Lake Business and Education Center.
Guest speakers included Bill Crowther from Congressman Tom Rice’s office.
During the ceremony, GTT received industry certification from the Department of Labor. Also, Loris Mayor Henry Nichols presented Grayson company sponsors Daniel Grayson and Kimberly Grayson with a signed copy of the Governor’s Apprenticeship Proclamation which was issued in November.
Grayson Technical Training is registered and is a nationally-accredited apprenticeship construction trades program.
There were eight graduates for the 24-month apprenticeship program. They included Betty Davis of Florence, Randy Berkley of North Myrtle Beach, Lillie Grayson of Sumter, Dirk Martin of Loris, Renatta Rodriquez and Rod Rodriquez, both of Loris, Kayla Howard and Micheal Howard, both of Green Sea.
The 2017 apprentice class has provided five new construction industry owner-operators, including one in Florence.
Florence graduate Betty Davis who is now in the property management field, received a Letter of Congratulations from the Governor’s office during the ceremony.
GTT has responded to training needs of 175 students in Florence, Lee and Sumter counties since it began in Florence in 2013. It has expanded statewide and now serves participants online, as well as at specified site locations around the state.
For participants who desire to learn a trade and re-enter the workforce through certification, GTT offers training in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and demolition certification and job placement after internships are completed. Building trades certification helps participants start a new career at $15 to $35 per hour.
To those who qualify, placements are available to the unemployed, high school dropouts and alternative students seeking a trade. Also, job trade training is offered to juvenile delinquents, 16 and up, as an alternative to incarceration.
For more information email gtraining123@gmail. com. visit the job placement web-link at Google, GraysonTechnicalTraining weebly.com. or contact Kimberly Grayson at 803-316-3185.
“GTT is excited to share Grayson technical’s projects and hopes to gain more community exposure in the Florence area,” said Kimberly.