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The Continuum: Education Redefined, Part 2

This is Part 2 of our 3-Part mini-series that’s an in-depth exploration of the Continuum, a regional training and education center in Lake City, South Carolina. In this episode, host Ben Thompson interviews two Higher Ed leaders to discuss the college and university partnerships that make The Continuum so unique. In the first interview, Ben sits down with Ed Bethea, former interim President of Florence-Darlington Technical College and current Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Bethea has served FDTC since 1989 and was on the planning committee for the Continuum. Ben also interviews Dr. Fred Carter, President of Francis Marion University. Dr. Carter has presided over a period of exceptional growth for FMU–both in programs and facilities, including helping to bring the Continuum’s significant educational opportunities to Lake City.

This episode reveals how the dual credit, early college experience, and workforce development model offered by the Continuum could be an educational advancement model to other underserved regions.

The Continuum provides college and career paths to students while being a local driver of social and economic success. The Continuum is a collaboration between The Darla Moore Foundation, Florence Darlington Technical College, and Francis Marion University. Thanks for listening!