The highly anticipated opening of the Continuum in Lake City is approaching, and organizers are ready to announce a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Community Open House. The regional center for education and workforce development has hundreds of students from public school districts and private schools across the Pee Dee registered for classes that begin this August. The building will officially open its doors for visitors to tour on Tuesday, August6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. at theContinuum building located at 208 West Main Street in Lake City.
Local and state dignitaries plan to attend. Speakers include Governor Henry McMaster, State Superintendent of Education MollySpearman, and Darla Moore Foundation President and CEO Dr. Marion Fowler.
The Darla MooreFoundation is partnering with Francis Marion University and Florence-DarlingtonTechnical College to create the Continuum, which will educate and train students to provide a much-needed skilled workforce to our region. Courses in a variety of disciplines will be offered across the Continuum’s many academic tracks. Dual enrollment courses and courses for traditional students, will include English, math, history, biology, chemistry, art, music, business, computer science, education, pre-engineering and pre-nursing. Initially, the technical education and workforce development courses will provide training in HVAC, welding, health sciences, mechatronics and advanced manufacturing technology. Students may acquire credits towards high school diplomas, towards certificates, towards two-year degrees, and — through both dual enrollment courses and regular college courses —towards baccalaureate(four-year college) degrees.
For more information, visit the Continuum website at www.thelccontinuum.org.