FLORENCE, S.C. (September 20, 2018) - Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) recently received 25,000 pounds of donated steel from NUCOR Steel’s location in Darlington, South Carolina.
NUCOR Steel that is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, generously donates to FDTC a couple of times a year or when the college is in need of supplies. The steel that was donated will benefit the Welding Department’s 2018 Fall Semester students, and the supplies will last until the beginning of the 2019 Spring Semester.
“It would be difficult for our classes to get through the semester without NUCOR’s generous donations,” FDTC Welding Director, Jamie King said. “The steel that the college receives from NUCOR is very high quality, and that really benefits the students’ education. This steel is the students’ school supplies.”
FDTC’s Welding Department is able to save small quantities of steel throughout the semesters with its virtual reality training, but there is no better education than having hands-on experience. NUCOR understands the importance of the education and sends a wide variety of steels for the students to practice on.
“NUCOR is such a valued partner here at FDTC,” said Lauren Dorton, FDTC Interim Director of Institutional Advancement. “For years, NUCOR has shown commitment to our students in many ways, including generous donations like this. We are extremely thankful for the continued support!”
For years, NUCOR Steel has donated steel to the FDTC Educational Foundation’s Welding Rodeo Sculpture Competition, and it has sponsored student internships.