In South Carolina
Manufacturing Business Incubator launches in Greenville
WSPA-TV – March 7, 2017
The Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) will launch its Manufacturing Business Incubator on Tuesday.
More than playing robotic pick-up sticks
The Sumter Item – March 6, 2017
The mission seemed simple for eighth-grade students Ashton Armstrong and Marr'ion Singleton: Play pick-up sticks with one stick by picking it up horizontally, moving it to a vertical position and placing it about 6 inches away on a less than 1-inch target.
PTC Student Earns College Degree and High School Diploma Simultaneously
GwdToday – March 6, 2017
Caleb Boatwright looks like your typical teenager. He’s a soft-spoken guy who has the typical friends that he hangs out with each day. He will graduate in the spring from Greenwood High School. He doesn’t seem to be extraordinary.
Educators respond to state's low ranking
Index-Journal – March 5, 2017
After a searing report ranked South Carolina last in education out of all 50 states earlier this week, education leaders have responded in an attempt to provide some perspective.
Trident Technical College's 31st QUEST Academic Competition featured more than 1,000 Charleston-area students from 37 schools
The Post and Courier – March 4, 2017
For more than 1,000 middle and high school students from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, months of preparation came to fruition on Saturday.
Anderson Co. schools get funds for STEM programs
Independent Mail – March 2, 2017
Anderson County students will have a chance to participate in new summer camps, expanded engineering programs and robotics competitions through grants from Bosch.
Stewart Spinks gifts aircraft to Greenville Tech Foundation
The Greenville News – March 2, 2017
Stewart Spinks, on behalf of Spinx Inc., donated a 1983 Falcon 10 Dassault aircraft to the Greenville Tech Foundation for the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program.
Linda Cobb: Spartanburg Community College to hold farm-to-table benefit
Herald-Journal – March 1, 2017
Spartanburg Community College is holding a culinary and horticulture event this month. Farm-to-Table will present Aaron Bertelsen, the vegetable gardener/cook at Great Dixter in Sussex, England.
Midlands Technical College brings home two awards at Greater Irmo Chamber Gala
MidlandsBiz – March 1, 2017
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College won the award for Nonprofit Organization of the Year from the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce.
Old grocery store to reopen as training center in Marlboro County
WPDE.com – March 1, 2017
Marlboro County Council has approved a proposal to allow Northeastern Technical College (NETC) in Cheraw to use the old Winn Dixie building on Oakwood Street in Bennettsville as a vocational training facility, according to Marlboro County Administrator Ron Munnerlyn.
Big changes being made on the campus of FDTC
WMBF-TV – February 28, 2017
We got a look inside a new multi-million dollar facility, housing growing and expanding programs for a local college.
Business classes now offered in the evening at TTC’s downtown Charleston campus
LowcountryBiz – February 28, 2017
Opportunities are now available for individuals to work on an associate degree in business by taking evening classes at Trident Technical College’s Palmer Campus, located in downtown Charleston.
First paint strokes kick off Community Mural Project
Beaufort Today – February 28, 2017
Helen Brown, a 1939 alumna of the Mather School, held the paintbrush and took the first symbolic stroke on the Community Mural Project to beautify the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s tunnel under Ribaut Road.
NETC opens training center
Progressive Journal – February 28, 2017
Northeastern Technical College opened the doors of the new Pageland Industrial Training Center Feb. 23 to celebrate those who helped make it happen.
Around the Nation
Helping faculty tackle STEM tech ed issues
Community College Daily – March 6, 2017
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) designed MentorLinks to help faculty tackle STEM technician education challenges that do not have easy answers.
Surviving a vote of no confidence
Community College Daily – March 3, 2017
A vote of no confidence needn’t be a kiss of death anymore for a college president, according to new research and feedback from seasoned community college leaders.
Replicating the Tennessee Promise
Inside Higher Ed – March 2, 2017
As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.
Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support
The Chronicle of Higher Education – March 1, 2017
The nation is unlikely to meet its ambitious college-completion goals unless remedial-education reformers spend more time examining the nonacademic factors that hold students back, according to a report being released on Wednesday by the National Center for Developmental Education.
Jill Biden to chair aid group Save the Children
Community College Daily – February 28, 2017
Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children.
‘Reverse site visits’ are a powerful part of MentorLinks
Community College Daily – February 27, 2017
MentorLinks grants include travel support for the faculty members selected as mentees to visit their mentor’s college.