This gift is the largest in Trident Tech’s history and a wing of the training center will be named Zucker Hall in recognition of the sizeable investment. The photo to the left is a rendering of the proposed Zucker Hall, which will be the most prominent display of a donor’s name at Trident Tech.
Anita Zucker, CEO of InterTech Group, Inc., praised Trident Tech, calling it “a place that people from the region and the state can get to and get an affordable, quality education that is comparable to any other college in the country.” She also said the new training center will be important not only for Charleston-area aerospace firms but also for other advanced manufacturers, such as auto manufacturers.
“Providing training to meet that demand is critical,” Zucker said. “This will be a facility with an incredible economic impact, on not just our region but our entire state.”
In recent years, the Zuckers have donated $33.5 million to enhance education programs and opportunities for S.C. students. Many recent donations have been geared toward aerospace initiatives, including a $5 million donation to create the Zucker Institute for Aerospace Innovation at the University of South Carolina’s McNAIR Center. TIGHitco, an InterTech subsidiary, works closely with the McNAIR Center and is represented on SC Aerospace’s Advisory Board.