The Bosch Community Fund gave $24,000 to Greenville Technical College to help unemployed or underemployed individuals complete training for manufacturing positions. The money will help students going through the Quick Jobs with a Future program at the college.
“High-skilled technicians are fundamental to our business,” Mike McCormick, plant manager for Bosch Rexroth in Fountain Inn, said in a release. “This scholarship fund is part of the skills gap solution, giving more people the opportunity to gain the skills they need to qualify for excellent positions in advanced manufacturing and allowing manufacturing to continue to lead our economy forward.”
Individuals seeking Quick Jobs education for positions as CNC operators, welders, forklift operators and mechatronics technicians are eligible to apply for the tuition assistance.
“The skills gap issue can only be impacted when industry and education commit to come together in an innovative solution,” Keith Miller, president of Greenville Tech, said in a release. “Through this scholarship fund, the company is creating the skilled workforce that employers need now.”