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In South Carolina

 

DTC’s interim president says he’s no placeholder
The Times and Democrat – February 7, 2017
Although he’s serving in a temporary position, Denmark Technical College’s new interim president said on Monday that he is not content to just “maintain the status quo.”
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COMMENTARY: Family Footprint helps families find path out of poverty
The Greenville News – February 3, 2017
In 2006, unemployed and expecting my first child, I knew I needed to find a career to support myself and my baby, so I enrolled in the Quick Jobs with a Future program at Greenville Technical College (GTC).
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Cybersecurity: Virtual Crime-Fighting, Real-World Rewards
GwdToday – February 3, 2017
This academic year, Piedmont Technical College launched a new cybersecurity program to fill a growing need for this skill set in information and computer technology professions.
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Piedmont Tech Associates to be Honored at State Conference
GwdToday – February 3, 2017
Three Piedmont Technical College associates have been named Outstanding Educators for the 2016 – 2017 academic year and will be honored at a statewide conference.
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Last beam goes in frame of new TCTC Student Success Center
Independent Mail – February 2, 2017
The last beam for the frame of a new Tri-County Technical College Student Success Center in Pendleton was signed Thursday by students, faculty, and visitors, then placed it in the frame of the new center on campus.
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Midlands Tech to host statewide summit for Black males interested in becoming teachers
Carolina Panorama – February 2, 2017
More than 200 black males who are interested in becoming elementary school teachers in South Carolina’s public schools will convene at Midlands Technical College for the statewide Call Me MISTER Summit on February 4.
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Workforce Pathways Scholarship funding available for short-term job training in high demand career fields
UpstateBizSC – February 2, 2017
Greenville Technical College’s division of Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) is offering a limited-time scholarship for eligible individuals seeking short-term job training for high-demand employment areas.
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Around the Nation

 

AACC seeks colleges ready for STEM improvements
Community College Daily – February 6, 2017
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is announcing a national grant competition for its MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program.
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Dissecting data on degree earners
Community College Daily – February 6, 2017
The number of students earning their first undergraduate degree — both associate and bachelor’s degrees — in 2015-16 declined by 1.4 percent from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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State Support Up 3.4%
Inside Higher Ed – February 6, 2017
Appropriations for higher education increased in more than three-quarters of states in 2016-17.
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Using the MentorLinks community to improve STEM programs
Community College Daily – February 6, 2017
All 10 of the colleges in the 2014-2016 MentorLinks cohort made progress on their STEM program improvement goals with advice from a mentor and professional development — and each other.
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More colleges use open educational resources
Community College Daily – February 3, 2017
Students at Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC) in Arizona have done just as well academically with open educational resources (OER) as with traditional, high-priced textbooks.
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