Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College

    Welcome Terence Roberts, TATT Chairman

    Guest Presentation Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College

    You can watch the video recap here.

    You can view the presentation here.

    TCTC has created a safe on-campus learning and working environment, delivering high quality learning experiences for the 2020-21 academic year

    Students include 17 to 60+ year olds

    Changes and new methods include restructured fall instruction and redesigned virtual enrollment experience

    Online training of faculty, advisors, coaches

    Librarians and tutoring embedded into classes

    Communications include town halls, open virtual office hours, weekly blogs

    40-50% of employees on campus any given day with a mix of telework

    Virtual and drive-in job fairs

    Student Workforce Completion Fund for emergency funds for students and more to come

    Students of color, low income students have been impacted heavily

    Despite many challenges, resiliency is focused on with priorities to fit college into students’ lives, expand workforce pipeline, build new partnership, and strengthen community relationships.

    TCTC is a great choice for quality, support, and cost.


    TATT Updates Dean Hybl, TATT Executive Director

    Events coming up include Upstate Professional Planners, Air Quality Advisory Council, Creating Upstate Unsung Heroes Virtual Event


    County Updates

    Anderson: Steve Nail, Anderson University

    Largest private university in SC

    Increase of 7%, 3,848 students

    Boarders up 5%

    Diversity at 18%, high rate historically

    COVID 1% positivity rate

    Long winter break starting before Thanksgiving


    Greenville: Caroline Robertson, Greer Relief

    Able to assist with rent, mortgages for many people with a great team of people and community support

    Hiring a data entry person (remotely) 10-15 hours/week for the next year

    Gearing up the Greer Christmas Parade on Dec 6th, largest fundraiser


    Greenwood: Stephen Gilbert, Greenwood Community Theatre

    Tough time in the entertainment industry

    Outdoor concerts, we are going to try an outdoor Charlie Brown Christmas in Dec (literacy program)

    Struggling with appropriate time to re-open and still be safe and a draw


    Oconee: Suzette Cross, Blue Ridge Arts Council

    Became involved with TATT through a grant and produced art around Seneca

    Work with Hamilton Career Center

    Housed in oldest church in Seneca

    Have had tree fall on building and tornado damage but moving forward

    Hosting Members gallery, art classes starting, and studio open

    Working on two new murals in Seneca


    Laurens: Amanda Munyan, Laurens Chamber of Commerce

    Continuing support through funding, promotions, and education

    Laurens City Council approved for reading to sell 66 acres to SK Builders out of Greer for a home development in Laurens

    Excited about growth and development in the area