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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Clemson Downs makes donation to Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation
UpstateBizSC – March 13, 2017
Clemson Downs made a $1,000 donation to Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation to continue its support of a scholarship for a nursing student in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
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Engineering firm hopes to strengthen Spartanburg’s ties with Japan
Upstate Business Journal – March 13, 2017
Spartanburg County’s economic ties with Japan could soon get even stronger.
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Two long-time Trident Tech employees promoted
UpstateBizSC – March 13, 2017
Two long-time Trident Technical College employees have taken on new roles at the college.
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Free technical college in SC could get tested in fall
The State – March 11, 2017
A program that will pay for Greenwood County high school graduates to attend technical college this fall could become a catalyst for free tech college across South Carolina.
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Open House to be Held at Piedmont Tech
GwdToday – March 11, 2017
Piedmont Technical College will sponsor an Open House Tuesday, March 21 in the James Medford Family Event Center on the Lex Walters Campus.
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Trident Technical College horticulture students take on challenge of certification exam
The Post and Courier – March 11, 2017
The challenge was accepted. Last February, three Trident Technical College horticulture students sought to become certified nursery professionals through the South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association. The certification will add to their list of accomplishments.
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COMMENTARY: Greenville Tech dedicated to educating healthcare workforce
The Greenville News – March 10, 2017
Recently, Greenville Health System and Clemson University announced plans for a partnership designed to ease the nursing shortage while improving the education of all health professionals.
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Culinary Institute Director Merges Old-School Values with Cutting-Edge Facility
The Sun News -  March 10, 2017
The onslaught of Hurricane Matthew brought with it the attendant setbacks on the Grand Strand – food shortages, power outages, flooding and evacuations.
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HGTC partnering with county, schools to build manufacturing training center
South Strand News – March 10, 2017
After receiving $3.5 million in funds from the county government and school district, plans for a new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center on the local campus of Horry Georgetown Technical College will become a reality.
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Kids' College Provides Summer Options for Younger Children
GwdToday – March 10, 2017
Young people looking for something different, fun and exciting to do this summer will find several options available from Piedmont Technical College.
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FDTC welding rodeo set for downtown Florence in April
Morning News – March 9, 2017
Sparks will fly as Florence-Darlington Technical College’s eighth annual Welding Sculpture Rodeo returns to Francis Marion University’s Arts International Festival Saturday, April 8, 2017.
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Horry Georgetown Technical College announces new college president
Myhorrynews.com – March 9, 2017
The HGTC Area Commission, the governing board for the college, selected the school's new president on Wednesday, according to a news release.
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Meet HGTC’s new president
The Sun News -  March 9, 2017
Horry Georgetown Technical College has a new president. The HGTC Area Commisssion on Wednesday selected Senior Vice President Marilyn Fore, Ed. D. to take over as the school’s president when current president Neyle Wilson steps down on April 1.
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Mercedes-Benz Vans makes progress on van campus
Charleston Regional Business Journal – March 9, 2017
The final steel beam has been placed on Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new paint shop structure as the automaker’s $500 million campus expansion progresses in North Charleston.
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HGTC Area Commission names new college president
March 8, 2017
Marilyn “Murph” Fore, Ed. D., senior vice president at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC), has been named president of the college, to follow H. Neyle Wilson upon his retirement Apr. 1.
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Pet Adoption Day planned at Tri-County
Independent Mail – March 8, 2017
Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold a Pet Adoption Day 2-6 p.m. March 16 at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus.
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Center for Manufacturing Innovation launches business incubator
GSA Business Report – March 7, 2017
Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation has launched a Manufacturing Business Incubator. The first participating companies at the site are Medical Beam Laboratories and Constructis LLC.
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DTC celebrates Black History Month
The Times and Democrat – March 7, 2017
The William L. McDuffie Student Services Center was filled with music recently as students, faculty, staff and the public celebrated Black History Month at Denmark Technical College.
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Lecture series to address gender pay inequality
Aiken Standard – March 7, 2017
Aiken Technical College will hold a workshop on the gender pay gap Wednesday as part of the college’s Dynamic Dialogues guest lecture series.
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Around the Nation


A Boom in Promise
Inside Higher Ed – March 14, 2017
While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.
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Ditching Remediation
Community College Week – March 13, 2017
Chet Jordan stood in front of his class at Guttman Community College dressed in black skinny jeans and a bowler hat, sipping coffee.
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Program Last Chance Between Dropping Out and Diploma
Community College Week – March 13, 2017
Two years ago, Veronica Valdez was on her way to becoming a high school dropout.
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Southern GOP governor leads free college movement
Community College Daily – March 13, 2017
A Republican governor from a deep red Southern state has emerged as an unlikely leader of the free tuition movement, winning converts across party lines by emphasizing the need for a better-trained workforce.
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Colleges laud benefits of K-12 partnerships
Community College Daily – March 9, 2017
Many community colleges that collaborate with secondary schools are reaping huge benefits, including helping students who are better prepared to succeed.
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La. community, technical college campuses to merge
Community College Daily – March 9, 2017
Louisiana’s community and technical college system is consolidating some of its campuses after years of shrinking state spending on higher education, under restructuring plans approved by the system governing board Wednesday.
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