Midlands Technical College receives inaugural award

June 6, 2023

Midlands Technical College (MTC) has received the Edgar J. Helms Community Partner Award from Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. The inaugural award recognized MTC as a valuable community partner that is providing top-notch training to individuals which is making a significant impact on their lives.

“Goodwill’s partnership with Midlands Technical College is a great example of how we can all be lifted up by a rising tide,” said Patrick Michaels, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. “MTC has provided tremendous resources to our participants through training, education and workforce development programs. Our relationship with MTC has been invaluable to our participants, our associates, and the communities we serve. We are proud to award them with the Edgar J. Helms Community Partner Award. Their strong commitment and passion for Goodwill Industries has helped lift up thousands through the power of work.”

“As a board member for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina and the president of Midlands Technical College, it is a true honor for us to receive this award,” said Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “MTC is making a difference in the lives of our students by providing them with the education they need to Transform Their Tomorrow. Goodwill Industries is doing the same by providing career service opportunities, skills certification, job placement for individuals with disabilities, and much more.”

The award was presented to MTC during Goodwill’s 50th anniversary gala in Greenville, South Carolina.


About Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) is a locally owned and operated non-profit within the Goodwill Industries International, Inc. network. Founded in May 1973, GIUMSC has served the people of South Carolina for 50 years to create generational success for job seekers, families and communities. Goodwill’s 41 retail stores across 16 counties turn donors’ generosity into new treasures for shoppers. More than 90 cents of every dollar spent is then invested back into providing life-changing education and career services at no cost.

About Midlands Technical College

Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a six-campus, two-year comprehensive community college serving Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. The college provides higher education opportunities that stimulate the local economy by generating a world-class workforce and enhancing the social vitality of the community. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU.