College and Career News

August-September 2022 * Florence County Adult Education


Information for New and Returning Students

New and returning students, please remember the following dates:
  • NOW: Online registration for all sites has begun through our website: REGISTER TODAY!
  • AUGUST 15 : Classes begin in Lake City and Florence
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: Labor Day Holiday; school closed
  • SEPTEMBER 26: Fall 2 GED Students begin class
  • QUESTIONS?: McClenaghan, 843.664.8152; Lake City, 843.374.0970

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 30- Lions Club Eye Exams and F1S Hearing Screenings @McClenaghan, 9 a.m.-noon

Thursday, September 1-College/Career Zoom, FDTC Workforce Training Options, 11 a.m.-12 noon; see article below for Zoom link

Monday, September 5- LABOR DAY; no class

Wednesday, September 7- Florence County Library Literacy Program (Happy Literacy Month!), 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 8-McLeod Access Health Pee Dee @McClenaghan, 8:30 a.m.-noon (see flyer)

Monday, September 12- Hope Health @McClenaghan for health testing, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Thursday, September 15- Flexible Staffing Visits McClenaghan, 11 a.m.

Monday, September 19-SC Works/WIOA Youth Services Orientation @McClenaghan, 9 a.m., room 121

Thursday, September 22- ESL PDRTA Field Trip, 9:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Monday, September 26-Thursday, November 3 -Manufirst SC class @McClenaghan (see flyer below); contact your CCN for more information

Tuesday, September 27-Tour of QVC (see flyer), 9 a.m.-12 noon, sign up with your teacher or CCN

Thursday, September 29-First Bank comes to McClenaghan, 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; ESL classroom, all are welcome; learn about bank accounts and credit; open a bank account

Wednesday, October 19-Admissions Director Lauren Dorton @McClenaghan, 11 a.m.

Thursday, October 20- Blood Connection Blood Drive @McClenaghan, 9 a.m.-noon.; sign up with your CCN

Thursday, October 20, McLeod Access Health Pee Dee @McClenaghan, 5-8 p.m. (see flyer)

Thursday, October 20-Admissions Director Lauren Dorton @McClenaghan, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Hiring Events and Training Opportunities

Manufirst SC to be Offered at McClenaghan

In partnership with Florence Darlington Technical College and SC Vocational Rehabilitation, McClenaghan will host a Manufirst SC cohort from Monday, September 26-Thursday, November 4 (interviews on Friday, Nov. 5) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. During the course, which some employers count as a year's worth of manufacturing experience, students will learn about the following topics:

  • Quality Systems, 5-S Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Audits
  • Lean Production
  • Soft Skills- Communication, Teamwork, Conflict Management
  • Customer Communications
  • Craft Math
  • Precision Measurement
  • Conditioning, Finishing & Assembly
  • Recognizing Problems
  • Lock Out/Tag Out

A completed GED or diploma is NOT required for this class. If you are interested in a scholarship to attend this class, please contact Anne Stone (

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Bus Driver Info Session at McClenaghan: Sign on Bonus and Paid CDL Training

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Well Suited For Work

Well Suited for Work has begun a partnership with Florence County Adult Education to provide interview attire, professional accessories, and coaching to interested students and recent graduates who have interviews scheduled or are beginning a new job. Since SC Works is hosting a job fair at McClenaghan on November 10, students might be interested in making an appointment for this service. Appointments can be made by contacting your CCN. Cross and Crown Lutheran is conveniently located on PDRTA route 1 on West Palmetto Street. Clients who make appointments will be able to go to the church for a fitting session "tailored" especially for them!

McLeod Access Health Pee Dee

Did you know that you might qualify for free health care? McLeod Health Access Pee Dee will be at McClenaghan on Thursday, September 8, from 8:30 to noon to meet with interested students-- all students are welcome. If possible, please bring the documents mentioned on the flyer below.
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Flexible Staffing to Visit McClenaghan

Ms. Somona Brown from Flexible Staffing will be at McClenaghan on Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. She will share information about working for a staffing agency, answer questions, and assist with applications. See flyer below, or visit for more information.
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Other Hiring Opportunities

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McClenaghan Field Trip to QVC on September 27

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College Opportunities

GED by 23 Scholarships

We are excited that you may be able to benefit from an agreement between SC technical colleges and SC adult education that can pay tuition for technical certifications and degrees! In order to access these monies, Florence County Adult Ed must send documentation to FDTC or another technical school of your participation in adult education. Please see the flyer below for qualifying details. Contact your CCN with questions!
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Four Year Colleges: SAT, FMU, and More

If you are planning to head towards a four year college after graduation, now is the time to apply! Francis Marion University's application for the upcoming school year is now available, and the application fee is waived at this time. Apply here: .

If you would like to see the school and find out more about available majors, financial aid, and other topics, you can register for an open house on one of the following dates: Saturday, 9/24, Saturday, 10/15, or Saturday, 11/12. Register by following this link: .

You may qualify for a fee waiver to take the SAT or ACT (college aptitude tests). Please contact your CCN for more information.

Job Postings

For links to applications and information about hiring opportunities, click here.

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Opportunities for Support Services

Are you a SNAP Recipient? Need a Device and/or Phone for your Studies?

If you are receiving SNAP benefits, you might want to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program. According to the FCC website, the Affordable Connectivity Program "helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more."

The website also states, "The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price."

For more information, visit

Additionally, you may be eligible for Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program Government Benefits. When you bundle these benefits, you can receive a free phone along with unlimited talk, text, and data. Visit utm_source=ApplyNowSCDSS&utm_medium=AF-Link&utm_campaign=AF-SCDSS for more information.

Contact your CCN for assistance.

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