OCtech QuickJobs Development Center Opens July 19
The OCtech (Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College) QuickJobs Development Center opened its doors in July of 2010 with a unique ability to serve the community by offering OCtech credit classes, career training courses and adult education in one location. This is the first time residents of Calhoun County will be able to take advantage of OCtech services in their own county. The pairing of the OneStop and WIA services means that citizens of the county will have a much shorter commute for taking advantage of these offerings.
“Our partnerships with state and federal workforce training agencies, particularly the Lower Savannah Council of Governments/Workforce Development and the OneStop Workforce System are crucial to the mission of the QuickJobs Development Center,” said Anne S. Crook, president of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. “Workforce development and, in turn, economic development are key to the success of Calhoun County, and the credit classes we offer in addition to career training and adult education offerings work hand-in-hand to fulfill our mission and our partner’s goals.”
The facility houses a 25 station computer lab and Wi-Fi access with 25 wireless net books all available to the public with funding provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Funding for additional furnishings was provided by the Lower Savannah Workforce Investment Board and OCtech.
The OCtech Carolina QuickJobs Development Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a Community Development Block Grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Commerce in the amount of $994,000 and given to Calhoun County for construction of the center.