ROCK HILL, S.C., April 15, 2017 – York
Technical College’s John McGill, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences, was an
Honorary Inductee into the National Technical Honor Society. The award ceremony
was held March 8, 2017 at the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center in York, S.C.
This honor is bestowed upon individuals or businesses that have made significant contributions to the school, students and local community. “John McGill is certainly entitled to this honor. He has been a strong advocate and supporter of the York Comprehensive High School Middle College and Early College program,” states Thomas Ray, Assistant Director and Work-Based Learning Coordinator of the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center. “York Technical College is a vital partner of YCHS and Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center as we work together to improve education for our students,” said Ray.
The partnership between York Technical College and York School District I enables the district to include an emphasis on industry and college credentials in the career and technical fields. The District focuses on eliminating barriers to higher education by providing tuition and materials to ensure their students have access to higher education while in high school. As a result of the dual enrollment partnership, many high school students are able to get a head start in higher education, which allows them to improve their academic success, finish college earlier, and lower their overall costs.
McGill, who is also Chair of the Floyd D. Technology Center’s Advisory Committee, says, “I am grateful to help with York Tech’s commitment to partner in York District One’s concerted effort to ensure their students are prepared to and do take advantage of the life changing opportunities in career and technical education.”
In addition to the partnership with York School District, the College also offers dual enrollment opportunities to high school junior and senior students in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties.