Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Thank you for your interest in the Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation!
The TCL Foundation exists to support and promote the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s vision of being a premier academic institution – visionary, vibrant and valued – engaged in leading the region to economic prosperity by providing innovative workforce solutions.
The Foundation supports this vision by bridging the gap between government appropriations and the costs of a quality education. One of the ways that the Foundation leverages private sector support is by providing scholarships to deserving and qualified students. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Foundation helped 136 TCL students realize their academic dreams through scholarship awards!
The College offers 85 different programs of study – from civil engineering to nursing to paralegal studies. These one-to-two year academic programs yield high wage results, increase our regional level of productivity, and grow our economy.
Technically trained and highly skilled workers are key to our economic recovery. To remain competitive, our region must be able to produce a workforce capable of filling today’s knowledge and information technology based industry demand. The College partners with private enterprises and local institutions to offer our region’s workers the educational opportunities they need to obtain and retain these new jobs. TCL prepares its students for the future – whether they are working toward a transfer to a four-year institution, training for a new career, or facilitating a career change.
By supporting the Foundation, you are supporting our community’s greatest resource – our students. A community that invests in its people is a community that ensures its future!
JOHN J. MCCANN, TCL FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN