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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Midlands Tech opens center to aid veterans, dependents
Columbia Regional Business Report – March 20, 2017
Midlands Technical College has opened its Veterans Success Center. The campus hub provides an array of resources and support for students who are military veterans, and those still serving in the military, as well as their dependents.
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Workforce is number one business concern
Chronicle-Independent – March 20, 2017
The number one concern of businesses considering coming to central South Carolina, and therefore, Kershaw County, is workforce.
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Rosenwald impact explored in film
The Times and Democrat – March 19, 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and the Center for Creative Partnerships presented the documentary “Rosenwald” on March 16 as part of their Community Cinema social justice film series.
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Law enforcement looks at ways to improve communication with deaf community
Herald-Journal – March 18, 2017
Like many drivers, Cathi Hilts has been pulled over for a traffic violation. But for Hilts, the otherwise routine situation included an added stress. The Boiling Springs resident is deaf.
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Pickens County picked for federal health survey
Independent Mail – March 17, 2017
A few trailers parked on the back lot of Tri-County Tech’s Easley campus are the local hub of a federal study looking at public health trends across the United States.
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Clemson Downs donates to nursing scholarship
Independent Mail – March 16, 2017
Clemson Downs has 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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Four schools added to GVL Tech’s Early College program
Greenville Journal – March 16, 2017
Greenville Technical College’s Early College program is adding two new Greenville County high schools and two charter schools to its list of schools offering dual-credit courses.
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Murrells Inlet woman named new HGTC president
South Strand News – March 16, 2017
When Marilyn “Murph” Fore took a teaching position at Horry Georgetown Technical College in 1974, she never dreamed she'd one day be named its president.
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MTC Has More Than $100K in Scholarships Available for New and Continuing Students
Metro Columbia CEO – March 15, 2017
Providing access to high-quality, affordable education is a key priority for Midlands Technical College. This passion is reflected in the more than 100 unique scholarship opportunities that are available for new and continuing students.
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National Geographic Photographer Coming to HT@MTC
Metro Columbia CEO – March 15, 2017
The next few weeks at Harbison Theatre at MTC exemplify the breadth of programming we strive to offer each season.
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New FDTC automotive and HVAC center ribbon cutting ceremony set for March 29
Morning News – March 14, 2017
Florence-Darlington Technical College leaders will join with a NASCAR Crew Chief and Darlington Raceway officials March 29 to open the College’s new Automotive and HVAC Technology Center.
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Students get fun learning experience for Pi day in Spartanburg Co.
WSPA.com – March 14, 2017
300 students and volunteers from three Spartanburg County schools took part in a Pi-K day event at Spartanburg Community College, Tuesday morning.
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Around the Nation


Getting to ‘yes’ on general obligation bonds
Community College Daily – March 20, 2017
On election night 2012, MiraCosta College leaders in California’s San Diego County watched as returns rolled in for Proposition EE, the college’s $497 million capital-improvements general obligation bond measure.
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A Promise With Limits
Inside Higher Ed – March 17, 2017
Arkansas becomes latest state to create a free community college plan. But it limits programs of study and could require some recipients to pay back the money.
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Real change requires a long-term commitment
Community College Daily – March 17, 2017
These days, a growing number of community college presidents stay at their institution for five or six years before moving on, but leadership experts observe that presidents who stay a decade or longer typically make lasting improvements in student success.
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Hungry and Unable to Complete
Inside Higher Ed – March 15, 2017
A new study points to food and housing issues that prevent many community college students from progressing.
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The disturbing trend of homeless community college students
The Washington Post – March 15, 2017
There are weeks when Xavier McMillon, 23, knows he can rely on a friend to put him up for a night or two.
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A journey to the top
Community College Daily – March 14, 2017
Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) in South Dakota is the 2017 Aspen Prize winner, after being a finalist for the award every time since the first winner was announced.
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Developing deeper local roots
Community College Daily – March 14, 2017
Facing a likelihood that federal funding for education will see cuts, community college and K-12 schools plan to look more on local and state levels for support of efforts to better prepare students for college.
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Missouri’s community colleges to share training program
Community College Daily – March 14, 2017
Missouri’s 12 community college systems are working together to train students for jobs offered by the state’s businesses.
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