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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Anderson's Tri-County Tech partners with Michelin for new program
Independent Mail – March 27, 2017
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Tri-County Technical College's Anderson campus, the school is announcing today a new partnership with the Michelin tire plants in Sandy Springs and Starr.
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CCTC offers CLEP testing
The Manning Times – March 27, 2017
Central Carolina Technical College’s Testing Center on Main Campus is offering the opportunity to take College Level Examination Program exams.
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Piedmont Tech Going 'Soft' to Teach Students How to Work Hard
GwdToday – March 27, 2017
It’s one thing to know how to do a particular job. It’s another thing to know how to work.
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SCC to honor 4 companies as 'Economic Visionaries'
Herald-Journal – March 27, 2017
Four area companies that have made significant contributions to transforming the Upstate business community will be honored with “Economic Visionary” awards on Thursday.
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Denmark Tech ASC director goes extra mile to help 10-year-old
The Times and Democrat – March 26, 2017
Three times a week, a car pulls up in front of the Academic Support Center at Denmark Technical College and out pops 10-year-old Katelynn. Sporting a bright pink head bow with matching pink glitter kitty backpack in tow, she eagerly runs to Shannon Williams for her after-school tutoring session.
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Hawthorne community is subject of free screening at ATC
Aiken Standard – March 26, 2017
Aiken Technical College will sponsor the Aiken premiere of “Reconstructing Hawthorne” on Tuesday in the amphitheater in the 700 building.
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Amid rising student debt and lack of needed skills, York County students learn on the job
The Herald – March 25, 2017
One student works in accounting, the other in manufacturing. Both are taking steps to prepare for the future.
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Neyle Wilson: Down-home visionary for vocational education
The Sun News – March 25, 2017
Half a century ago, when community colleges were being formed across the United States, “We weren’t big visionaries,” Neyle Wilson recalls. To qualify for a technical college in South Carolina, “an area needed X-number of manufacturing firms” for every 100,000 population.
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Students put sign language into practice at ASLville
Herald-Journal – March 25, 2017
American Sign Language students spent a day immersed in deaf culture and communication during an all-day workshop Saturday at Spartanburg Community College.
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SCC hosts college information event for high school students
Herald-Journal – March 24, 2017
Spartanburg Community College welcomed about 250 high school students Friday for a concert and college-encouragement event.
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CCTC recognized for founding first Water Environment Federation student chapter in state
The Manning Times – March 23, 2017
Water Environmental Federal President-elect Jenny Harfelder, right, presents Central Carolina Technical College Environmental and Natural Resources Department Chair Joshua Castleberry, center, and Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Elizabeth Williams, left, with a certificate of recognition last week for the college’s effort in establishing the first Water Environment Federation student chapter in South Carolina.
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Lockheed Martin announcement 'perfect' timing for Greenville Tech program
The Greenville News – March 23, 2017
News this week that air defense company Lockheed Martin plans in the next two years to move the production of its F-16 fighter jets from Texas to Greenville couldn’t have been revealed at a more perfect time, said Carl Washburn of Greenville Technical College.
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A year of continued growth at Florence-Darlington Technical College
Morning News – March 22, 2017
Florence-Darlington Technical College completed an exciting year in 2016 and is looking forward to a year of even more accomplishments in 2017.
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Getting ahead: Some Wilson students graduate with both diploma and associate's degree
Morning News – March 22, 2017
A small group of Wilson High School students will receive a high school diploma and also an associate’s degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College when they graduate as part of the Early College Program.
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Kinard Named PTC Innovator of the Year
GwdToday – March 22, 2017
Zeolean Frick Kinard, director of Institutional Reporting at Piedmont Technical College, has been named the 2017 PTC Innovator of the Year by the PTC Area Commission.
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New Lake City culinary, hospitality program projected to open Fall 2018
Morning News – March 22, 2017
A new culinary arts and hospitality program in Lake City is expected to be open to students in the fall of 2018 by way of Florence-Darlington Technical College.
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Student success improves: Streamlining developmental classes at FDTC is getting good results
Morning News – March 22, 2017
When Florence-Darlington Technical College noticed that 40 percent of its students didn’t test at the college-ready level, it introduced new programs that would help students catch up faster.
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Teen Tech Provides Summer Options for Teens
GwdToday – March 22, 2017
Piedmont Technical College is offering an exciting slate of programs for youth this summer. From aviation to photography, there are a wide variety of different, fun and exciting programs.
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Myrtle Beach Culinary Institute Executive Director Joseph Bonaparte Named Educator of the Year
FSR Magazine – March 21, 2017
The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach announced that its Executive Director, Chef Joseph Bonaparte, was named Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, at the organization’s annual Stars of the Hospitality Industry Awards recently.
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State lawmakers propose free tuition for technical college
The Greenville News – March 21, 2017
At Greenville Technical College, it’s hard to find a student who’s not in favor of a proposal to make two-year college tuition-free in South Carolina.
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Aiken Tech employees recognized
North Augusta Today – March 17, 2017
Three Aiken Technical College employees were recently recognized during the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association conference held in Myrtle Beach, according to a news release from the school.
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Greenville Technical College’s CMI and Director Play Leading Role in Robotics Collaborative
Manufacturing News – March 2017
The Department of Defense (DOD) has announced the formation of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute, a project bringing together 84 industry partners, 35 universities and 40 other groups in 31 states.
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Around the Nation


The financial value of a college degree
Community College Daily – March 28, 2017
Associate degrees consistently and significantly increase the earnings of workers — even during major economic downturns — but certificates are less consistent in boosting earnings, according to a paper that culls research from eight states.
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Colleges cope with unexpected crises
Community College Daily – March 24, 2017
In 2014, a water crisis in Flint, Mich., had a major impact on Mott Community College. A year later, a horrific traffic accident that killed five international students and injured many more caused a huge amount of grief at North Seattle College (NSC) in Washington.
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The Free Certificate Movement
Inside Higher Ed – March 24, 2017
Indiana moves to focus on job training through nondegree programs.
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Commentary: Communication strategies for community college leaders
Community College Daily – March 23, 2017
Community colleges are vibrant, constantly changing, critically important institutions.  We are where the action is in higher education today, right?
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Better Marriage Between College and Job Training
Inside Higher Ed – March 22, 2017
Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.
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