AIKEN, S.C. — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, is investing in the future workforce by donating a $20,000 gift to Denmark Technical College (DTC) for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarships.
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson recently made the check presentation to DTC President and CEO Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr. DTC is the only historically black technical college in the state of South Carolina, focusing on technical career training, associates degrees, and a four-year college transfer program.
The money will directly fund scholarships for DTC students enrolling in STEM degree programs. It helps replace some of the federal funds that have been in place the last few years but have just been phased out.
With this new infusion of STEM scholarships, SRMC wants to offer a multitude of positions and internships for students with degrees in STEM, according to Olson.
“Savannah River Mission Completion is proud to be support the education of students at Denmark Technical College,” Olson said. “We believe this is a meaningful investment in these students’ future careers as well as into our potential future workforce.”
The college is appreciative of the timing of this donation, which will not only help current students but also attract future STEM students to DTC, according to Todd.
“Savannah River Mission Completion and Denmark Technical College have had a strong history of partnership, and I am glad to see it continue,” Todd said. “We are appreciative that SRMC has chosen to invest in our students and our community by offering scholarship opportunities."
SMRC and DTC have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding that enables SRMC to continue providing guidance to DTC students on careers in STEM with the focus on work experience with apprenticeships, internships, and opportunities for full-time jobs.
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
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