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Ground Clearing Ceremony Held for New Central Carolina Technical College Building in Kershaw County

October 19, 2016

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Lauren Reeder

Kershaw County, SC – On Tuesday, October 18th, a Ground Clearing Ceremony was held for the new Central Carolina Technical College Building in Kershaw County. A partnership by Kershaw County, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), and The State of South Carolina, the building is expected to open January 2018.

Mary Frances Branham, a Kershaw County citizen and current student at CCTC, gave an encouraging welcome to guests stating “this expansion will not only provide additional opportunities for me and all Central Carolina students today, but will also serve many future generations of Kershaw County residents to come.”

After the invocation was given by Pastor Bruce Hancock of The First Baptist Church of Camden, remarks were made by County Council Chairman Julian Burns, Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, Senator Vincent Sheheen, and CCTC President Dr. Tim Hardee. All four speakers had a common vision of this building’s usage – to continue creating a trained and ready workforce in Kershaw County.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Chairman Burns, Representative Funderburk, Senator Sheheen, Dr. Hardee, and Gable Stubbs, the building’s architect with McMillan Pazdan and Smith Architecture, unveiled the rendering of the new building followed by the first clearing of the building’s site location.



“It truly is a great day in Kershaw County when we are touching the lives of future generations in our community. This campus expansion has been a Kershaw County Council vision and I am very proud to see that we are continuing to invest in education and training opportunities to make sure we maintain a quality workforce for our businesses and industries that call Kershaw County home.”

- Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council Chairman

“I was proud to work in the Senate to secure funding for this facility. This is a giant step toward educating our citizens as well as growing our economy and the partnership between Kershaw County and Central Carolina Technical College is doing just that. Together, we will help put Kershaw County to work!”

- Vincent Sheheen, South Carolina Senator

“It’s exciting to think of the increased opportunities that will be available to the citizens of Kershaw County with this major expansion of Central Carolina Technical College. This is an investment in success for those seeking an education or a job, and it’s an investment in our community’s future sustainability and growth. This is a momentous step forward for our county, one that will resonate and stimulate progress for decades to come.”

- Laurie Slade Funderburk, South Carolina Representative

“Central Carolina Technical College looks forward to serving the citizens of Kershaw County in the coming years. This expanded campus will provide a highly skilled workforce necessary to compete in a global economy.”

- Dr. Tim Hardee, Central Carolina Technical College President



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