MCHF Awards $367,440 for Adult Education

Marion, S.C. -- The Marion County Healthcare Foundation announced it is awarding $367,440 to the Marion county School District for the Adult Education Program. The funding will allow the Adult education Program to be moved from its current position on Liberty
Street to the Academy of Careers and Technology.
“We are very pleased and appreciative of the generosity of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation,” said Dr. Dan Strickland, Superintendent of the Marion County School District. “This has been a project that has been talked about for many years and it is wonderful to see it come to fruition.”
“We believe just as the school district does that by moving Adult Education to the Workforce
Development Center at the Academy of Careers and Technology there will be a great synergy created.
Expanding the adult education program and offering workforce training opportunities to our adult students on the same campus will be helpful for the students, and just makes sense,” shared Mary
Dunbar, Executive Director for the Marion County Healthcare Foundation.
“The MCHF’s Board of Directors’ focus this year has been education, economic development and healthcare. Providing financial support for this project touches on two of our three areas of focus: education and economic development. Education and training of our adult learners will open up the world of employment for them. Further, it will hopefully encourage businesses to locate in Marion County as we provide educated and skilled labor. This is a win-win for Marion County and our adult students.”