USC Columbia technology incubator receives $ 200,000 grant from Truist


The USC Columbia Technology Incubator announced on October 25 that it had received a grant of $ 200,000 from Truist Financial Corporation through the Truist Charitable Fund, which is a fund advised by the donors of the Winston-Salem Foundation.

“We are grateful to Truist for their generous contribution and commitment to supporting workforce development in South Carolina,” said Chad Hardaway, executive director of USC Columbia Technology Incubator. “This grant will play a key role in strengthening the state’s salaried workforce by providing more South Carolinians with the opportunity to continue their education and ultimately become qualified for the jobs.” in demand statewide. ”

The nonprofit, which is sponsored by the University of South Carolina, the City of Columbia, Lexington and Richland counties and other community partners, plans to use the grant to fund scholarships and training programs that will support the future IT workforce in South Carolina. the USC Columbia Technology Incubator said in a press release.

Additionally, plans call for using this funding to supplement or add to existing scholarship programs offered by organizations such as the South Carolina Technical College System and the South Carolina Department of Education.

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