Students learn about careers in agriculture | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 28, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm
Colleton County minority students interested in careers in forestry and agriculture could attend college for free or at minimal cost.
Sam Cook and Joseph Hamilton introduced students and parents to the program during a presentation last week at Colleton County Middle School. The Forestry and Agriculture Minority Education Program is designed to encourage students to get involved in forestry and agriculture careers. Interested students are followed through high school, must “stay on track” throughout high school and meet the requirements of the college of their choice. They are then provided assistance with college enrollment.
Colleges participating in the program include North Carolina State, Clemson University, Tuskegee University, Kent State and others.
“It is such a blessing to see this opportunity come to our students,” said CCMS Principal Matthew Brantley. “We would like to say thank you to Mr. Cook and Mr. Hamilton for bringing it to CCMS.”