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Wells Fargo Foundation Donates to Greenville Technical College

Oct 27, 2017 07:59AM ● Published by Emily Stevenson

The Wells Fargo Foundation announced today a $15,000 donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation. The donation will be used to support scholarships for students enrolled in Quick Jobs with a Future and advanced manufacturing programs. 

“The Greenville Tech Foundation appreciates our longstanding partnership with Wells Fargo. In addition to financial support, Wells Fargo devotes significant time and talent to serving our students and Greenville Technical College,” said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation.

Quick Jobs programs allow students to quickly gain the skills needed to start in a career field that is currently hiring in Greenville County. Most of the students are unemployed, underemployed or in need of new skills to assure continued employment.

“We believe that education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future, and Wells Fargo’s continued support of Greenville Technical College and its students enrolled in these programs is a testament to that belief,” said Wells Fargo Upstate Market President Brian Rogers. “The success of our young students is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success.”

Greenville Technical College offers programs in machine tool technology, CNC machining, and mechatronics to prepare students for work in advanced manufacturing. Many of these classes are offered at the college’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation, where research and education come together with access to experienced engineers and professionals to help students build problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

 “We are grateful to the Wells Fargo Foundation for support that helps students become qualified to enter the job market, move up, or change careers,” said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. “With Wells Fargo’s support over many years, we are able to fulfill our mission of transforming students’ lives while helping the economy thrive through education.”

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

About Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College (GTC) is a five-campus system where nearly 30,000 students are annually preparing for the strongest careers of today and tomorrow. Established in 1962, the college’s mission is to transform students’ lives and help the community thrive by providing a world-class, affordable education. With more than 100 curriculum program choices along with short-term training for career and personal development, Greenville Technical College gives employers a ready supply of skilled workers and provides students with an education that will help them succeed.

 

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