Spartanburg Community College
$17.8 million contributed to economy, 263 jobs created in Union County through SCC
Last week, Spartanburg Community College hosted its first SCC Impact celebration event at the Spartanburg Marriott. Guest speakers elaborated on three key areas where the college has an impact: students, careers, and community. Capping off the event, the college unveiled the results of its economic impact study, which showed Spartanburg Community College has had a cumulative $35.4 billion impact to the state since 2007. The college’s Spark Center played a crucial role in the creation of more than 109,000 jobs in that time frame. Bringing the impact home to Union County, from 2017-2021, Spartanburg Community College has contributed $17.8 million to the economy and created 263 jobs in Union County. The Spark Center has contributed $198 million to Union County in that time frame, an average of $39.6 million a year.
What does that impact look like at Spartanburg Community College-Union Campus? One big part of it is free tuition, a college-wide initiative over this past year and into the next academic year at all SCC campuses, including Union. This has led to record enrollment across the board at SCC, including the Union campus. WBCU News spoke with Union County Campus Director Isaac McKissick about what the school is doing to make an impact on its students:
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In addition to all these things, the school also hosts the training sessions for the Union County Development Board’s Operation Workforce Training program, and it hosts the county’s Adult Education program, as well.