Greenville Technical College's partnership with Waste Industries, a solid waste services provider, will help the company grow its own workforce and will give students real world work skills along with a guaranteed opportunity to show off those skills in an interview with the company. The company donated a 2007 Condor Front Load Commercial Truck valued at $56,700 to the college to be used for training students enrolled in a special heavy equipment/diesel mechanics curriculum.
Students who complete the program will earn an associate degree in General Technologies with a major in Diesel Mechanics along with a guaranteed interview at the conclusion of the curriculum. If a graduate is hired, the company agrees to pay back one semester’s tuition for each six months of employment. If the employee completes two years with the company, the entire cost of the degree is reimbursed. And if a student earns a GPA of 3.5 or better, the company will also provide a tool set valued at $4,000 to $6,000.