TCCC Receives Grant

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Tri-County Community College has been awarded a $600,000 grant from The Golden LEAF Foundation in support of the creation of a Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program.

“We are appreciative that The Golden LEAF Foundation recognized our Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program initiative as a valuable and critical component of local workforce and economic development, as well as a vital educational opportunity for our students and community,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, TCCC president. “We are confident that these new programs of study will operate in conjunction with the various employment opportunities forthcoming in our service area.”

TCCC has already laid the groundwork for bringing degree and diploma programs focused on culinary, hospitality, guest relations, and customer service. The funds awarded from The Golden LEAF Foundation will be utilized to renovate and expand the current campus facilities, as well as to purchase equipment for the upcoming programs.

“Recognizing the expected surge in tourism and hospitality-related services, TCCC staff and faculty have been aggressively working with local business owners to devise implementation strategies,” said Dr. Tipton-Rogers. “This collaboration has helped us develop an efficient and productive educational model tied to real-world learning outcomes and is built to satisfy current local employment demands, as well as to provide our students with a valuable career skill set for the future.”

To place your name on an interest list for the upcoming programs of study, click here.