Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College

Welcome Terence Roberts, TATT Chairman

Guest Presentation Dr. Galen DeHay, President, Tri-County Technical College

You can watch the video recap here.

You can view the presentation here.

TCTC has created a safe on-campus learning and working environment, delivering high quality learning experiences for the 2020-21 academic year

Students include 17 to 60+ year olds

Changes and new methods include restructured fall instruction and redesigned virtual enrollment experience

Online training of faculty, advisors, coaches

Librarians and tutoring embedded into classes

Communications include town halls, open virtual office hours, weekly blogs

40-50% of employees on campus any given day with a mix of telework

Virtual and drive-in job fairs

Student Workforce Completion Fund for emergency funds for students and more to come

Students of color, low income students have been impacted heavily

Despite many challenges, resiliency is focused on with priorities to fit college into students’ lives, expand workforce pipeline, build new partnership, and strengthen community relationships.

TCTC is a great choice for quality, support, and cost.


TATT Updates Dean Hybl, TATT Executive Director

Events coming up include Upstate Professional Planners, Air Quality Advisory Council, Creating Upstate Unsung Heroes Virtual Event


County Updates

Anderson: Steve Nail, Anderson University

Largest private university in SC

Increase of 7%, 3,848 students

Boarders up 5%

Diversity at 18%, high rate historically

COVID 1% positivity rate

Long winter break starting before Thanksgiving


Greenville: Caroline Robertson, Greer Relief

Able to assist with rent, mortgages for many people with a great team of people and community support

Hiring a data entry person (remotely) 10-15 hours/week for the next year

Gearing up the Greer Christmas Parade on Dec 6th, largest fundraiser


Greenwood: Stephen Gilbert, Greenwood Community Theatre

Tough time in the entertainment industry

Outdoor concerts, we are going to try an outdoor Charlie Brown Christmas in Dec (literacy program)

Struggling with appropriate time to re-open and still be safe and a draw


Oconee: Suzette Cross, Blue Ridge Arts Council

Became involved with TATT through a grant and produced art around Seneca

Work with Hamilton Career Center

Housed in oldest church in Seneca

Have had tree fall on building and tornado damage but moving forward

Hosting Members gallery, art classes starting, and studio open

Working on two new murals in Seneca


Laurens: Amanda Munyan, Laurens Chamber of Commerce

Continuing support through funding, promotions, and education

Laurens City Council approved for reading to sell 66 acres to SK Builders out of Greer for a home development in Laurens

Excited about growth and development in the area