The $300,000 investment will help prepare the local workforce for future jobs
The RBC Foundation and the Heritage Classic Foundation have made a $300,000 commitment over the next three years for the South Carolina Technical College System to support workforce development and skills training across the state.
The joint initiative supports Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Programs for faculty at South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges, helping expand the training and certification of these much-needed technicians across the state. This globally recognized certification program will allow for the training and preparation of skilled maintenance technicians for South Carolina’s growing manufacturing sector.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of mechanical engineering technology, robotics, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. As manufacturing equipment becomes more automated and technologically advanced, demand continues to increase for highly-trained and highly-skilled mechatronic technicians.
- “Our goal at RBC is to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow,” said Doug McGregor, Group Head, Capital Markets and Investor and Treasury Services, RBC. “That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with the Heritage Classic Foundation on this new initiative that provides a pathway for students to leverage their skills and experiences and translate them into high-demand, local jobs.”
- “This is a great example of how supporting the Heritage Classic Foundation and contributing to the RBC Heritage has a lasting impact for the State of South Carolina” Stan Smith, Heritage Classic Foundation, Chairman of the Charities Committee