TCL Foundation announces new Board officers, trustees

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation’s governing board, elected new officers and trustees for the 2012 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2011.   John McCann, retired Wall Street CEO who served 44 years in the financial services industry, has been elected  Chairman; Sarah Reed, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Bluffton, has been elected … Continue reading


TCL Foundation receives $18,000 donation from Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary

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  Pictured from left to right are Tom Leitzel, president of TCL; Beryl LaMotte, president of the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary; Dianne Garnett, executive director of the TCL Foundation; and Trish Heichel, chair of the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation recently received an $18,000 donation from the Hilton Head Hospitality Auxiliary … Continue reading


TCL to hold career expo on April 21

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a career expo on Thursday, April 21. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) student center at TCL’s Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.   The career Expo is free and open to the public and will allow participants to learn more … Continue reading


TCL , Agape Family Life Center to offer 10-week course for entrepreneurs

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and the Agape Family Life Center have partnered to sponsor a FastTrac® New Venture course that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, April 20 through June 22 at the Agape Family Life Center, 5855 South Okatie Highway, Hardeeville. Cost is $50 per student. This ten-week course is a practical, hand-on business … Continue reading


TCL receives $25,000 Geothermal Training Center grant

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry was one of two Technical Colleges in the state that recently received a $25,000 grant from the S.C. Energy Office to establish a Geothermal Training Center. Greenville Technical College was the other recipient.   The grant will allow college faculty to be trained and certified in International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) standards … Continue reading


Landmark solar array dedicated at Technical College of the Lowcountry

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BLUFFTON, SC – Santee Cooper, Palmetto Electric Cooperative and the Technical College of the Lowcountry today dedicated a 20-kilowatt solar array at TCL’s New River Campus. The project is the largest solar installation in the Lowcountry and was made possible by South Carolinians who purchase Santee Cooper Green Power.   The project includes a series of nine canopies, each covered … Continue reading


TCL taps changing tides to generate energy

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – You’ve probably heard of wind and solar energy generation. But what about tidal power? The industrial technologies division at the Technical College of the Lowcountry has more than heard about it; they’re creating it.   TCL is demonstrating the possibilities of tidal energy, where an electrical generator has been installed in the Beaufort River. The river’s tidal … Continue reading


TCL instructors obtain LEED certification

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Three industrial technology instructors at the Technical College of the Lowcountry recently obtained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) certification.   Civil Engineering Technology Instructor Richard Eckstrom, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Instructor Hadi Hamid and Building Construction Technology Instructor Tim Newsome achieved their LEED AP credential through the U.S. Green Building Council testing program.   … Continue reading


TCL to Receive $86,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant to Improve Economic Opportunity

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TCL one of only 20 chosen nationwide to develop model program   The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) is one of only 20 community and technical colleges nationwide selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in the Wal-Mart Workforce and Economic Opportunity Initiative. Each college will receive an $86,000 grant to partner with its local … Continue reading