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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Engineering Week at OCtech good time to explore careers
The Times and Democrat – February 13, 2017
Do you want to be a robotics technician? Does automation or precision manufacturing sound like a great career choice to you? Do you find 3D design and printing fascinating?
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Making A New Era: How A High-Tech Facility Is Shifting Students’ Mindset Around Manufacturing
EdSurge – February 13, 2017
In the push to get more students into college and on career-ready tracks, fewer and fewer high school students are making the jump into one of the industries that employs the most Americans: manufacturing. But why? According to David Clayton, director of Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in South Carolina, the answer lies in part due to a longstanding, oversimplified stereotype that’s pervaded the industry for years.
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Richland One announces new apprenticeship program with Cummins Inc., one of the world’s largest diesel companies
MidlandsBiz – February 13, 2017
Cummins, Inc., a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider of diesel and natural gas engines, is partnering with Richland One to create its first-ever Youth Technician Apprenticeship Program that will train students and give them a head start in securing high-paying jobs in the diesel industry.
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Social justice film series coming to OCtech
The Times and Democrat – February 13, 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and the Center for Creative Partnerships will present Community Cinema, a social justice film series, this spring.
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Tri-County, AARP offer job search help
Independent Mail – February 13, 2017
Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson offices will host a workshop for people 50 and older in search of jobs.
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Students, teachers invited to explore robotics this summer at OCtech
The Times and Democrat – February 12, 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will hold robotics day camps for students in July and a special workshop for teachers in June.
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WTC HVAC/R Offers Advice to Citizens
February 10, 2017
The Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) department is sponsoring a “safe heating” program for area citizens. 
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Anderson's Trailblazer had ideal role model
Independent Mail – February 9, 2017
More than 20 years have passed since Beverly Swinger  had Laneika Musalini among her Sunday School students at Royal Baptist Church in Anderson.
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MODELS Academy Program Adopted at Piedmont Tech
GwdToday – February 9, 2017
Through a new program at Piedmont Technical College called MODELS Academy, the college is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.
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Around the Nation


Encouraging experimentation
Community College Daily – February 13, 2017
The MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program is designed, in part, to help colleges develop or strengthen technician training programs in STEM fields through mentoring, professional development opportunities and technical assistance.
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Promise Too Costly?
Inside Higher Ed – February 13, 2017
Oregon's free community college scholarship faces money woes and criticism, particularly from the state's four-year university leaders, who cite the program's higher-income beneficiaries while also worrying about enrollment declines at their institutions.
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The challenge of a lifetime
Community College Daily – February 10, 2017
I was fortunate enough to be part of a team at Tulsa Community College that competed in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges.
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