Joey Preston, Bamberg County Administrator, to be featured in PBS documentary series on technical education

Posted by 10/10/2022

Bamberg, South Carolina (February 2022) – Joey R. Preston, Bamberg County Administrator, was invited to participate in an upcoming segment on technical college with "Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid" at Denmark Technical College that will be featured on Public Broadcasting Stations affiliates nationwide in January.


The program focuses on the role that technical colleges play in creating opportunities for people of different socioeconomic backgrounds and their impact on local communities.


By participating in the segment, Preston, a longtime champion of Denmark Technical College and a recipient of school’s Presidential Service Award, underscored the valuable role of Denmark Technical College in Bamberg County as a center of the community as a primary source of education and job training. His remarks urged more investment in technical education, as well as better cooperation between the county governments and state legislators and neighboring counties to promote workforce development and to economic mobility for its citizens.


Specifically, Preston underscored the correlation between connectivity, government, and economic impact that technical colleges make, particularly Denmark Technical College as an institution in Bamberg County.


Following the interview, Preston stated, "Technical Colleges play a crucial role in the American education system and are dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development across the country. They provide a bridge from the classroom into the workforce and upon entering, these graduates possess career-oriented training and skills to build rewarding careers. In Bamberg County, we value the presence of Denmark Tech not only as a technical school but also as an engine of intellectual, cultural, and economic life for our citizens and those in surrounding communities.


I am honored to have been invited by Dr. Willie Todd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denmark Technical College, to participate in this segment on technical education and to share news of the revitalization of Denmark Technical College."


"Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid" is an award-winning, short-form documentary series. The series focuses on key issues, topics, and trends. Programs in the series are offered to PBS affiliates across the country and typically are aired between feature programming.




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