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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Competition at Trident Tech urges students to pursue career in cybersecurity
The Post and Courier – April 9, 2017
Hannah Hart had 30 minutes to build a computer system and set up firewalls. Then, she had to spend hours defending the system against serious attempts to hack into it.
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From scrap to sculpture: Professional, student welders compete in Florence event
Morning News – April 8, 2017
Downtown Florence was buzzing with the sounds of welding equipment on Saturday during the Florence-Darlington Technical College Welding Rodeo.
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How the lottery pays off
The Times and Democrat – April 8, 2017
Shortly before I began my career at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, the South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance program began awarding scholarships to the state’s technical college students who were residents of South Carolina and enrolled in at least six credit hours.
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Medical Alliance presents nursing scholarship
Index-Journal – April 8, 2017
The Greenwood County Medical Alliance Nursing Scholarship was presented to Daniel Ngov, a nursing student at Piedmont Technical College.
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Line technicians set sights high
Myhorrynews.com – April 7, 2017
When the power is out, they spring into action to find the problem and solve it, but Saturday line technicians from around South Carolina competed to prove who is really at the top of the electric pole.
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PTC President, Dr. L. Ray Brooks shares thoughts on the Lottery Tuition Assistance
GwdToday – April 7, 2017
It's been well reported in recent years that a college education, or, at a minimum, some career-specific training after high school is going to become mandatory for the kinds of jobs that pay a livable wage.
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Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, celebrated chef joins staff
South Strand News – April 6, 2017
Chef Nathan Hashmonay has joined the team of veteran chefs at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
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HGTC offers library app for its students
South Strand News – April 6, 2017
Students of Horry-Georgetown Technical College now have a new, free option for movies, eBooks, music and more, thanks to a partnership between the college and Hoopla Digital online service.
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SCC student meets Trump, Merkel at White House
Herald-Journal – April 6, 2017
Maria Puckett, a BMW Technical Scholar at Spartanburg Community College, was shocked to learn a short interview led to her having the chance to meet President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Scholarships Make Education a Reality for PTC Students
GwdToday – April 6, 2017
The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently awarded more than $136,000 in scholarships to 173 students at the college's annual scholarship luncheon.
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Science on the Move: 4-H Engineering Challenge increase students’ exposure to STEM
The Times and Democrat – April 6, 2017
Vying for bragging rights as Master Bridge Builder, 4-H members gathered on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College on March 25 for the 2017 South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge.
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Bond bill would aid capital projects at 17 universities, campuses, tech system
The Greenville News – April 5, 2017
The House bond bill that Gov. Henry McMaster wants to use for road funding would pay $25 million for renovations at two aging Clemson University classroom buildings, $8 million for work at a University of South Carolina Upstate science building and $87 million for projects at the state's technical college system, including Greenville Tech, if lawmakers approve the bill as written.
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HGTC launches flexible degree program
South Strand News – April 5, 2017
Horry Georgetown Technical College has launched the Distance Learning Institute, an affordable and flexible degree option for today’s busy student.
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Midlands Tech Agreement Could Boost SC State’s Enrollment
Free Times – April 5, 2017
South Carolina State University and Midlands Technical College signed an official agreement last week that will create a bridge partnership allowing students to combine credits from both institutions to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree.
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S.C. Gov. McMaster paid a surprise visit to Myrtle Beach this week
The Sun News – April 5, 2017
Gov. Henry McMaster paid a visit to Myrtle Beach on Monday, touring the new culinary institute, talking to business leaders and meeting with area mayors and Horry County officials.
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Upstate tech colleges working to develop skilled labor force
GSA Business Report – April 5, 2017
According to recent data compiled from the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, 11.35% of businesses planning to expand their workforce in the immediate future are most concerned with finding workers with the necessary skills to fill new jobs.
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Welding rodeo in Florence to feature 10 teams
Morning News – April 5, 2017
The 8th annual Florence-Darlington Technical College Welding Rodeo will coincide with the Francis Marion University’s Arts International Festival on Saturday.
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CoderDojo Club introduces students to computer programming and advanced manufacturing
UpstateBizSC – April 4, 2017
Greenville Technical College (GTC) introduced another group of 26 students to computer programming and advanced manufacturing through a 10-week CoderDojo club, which began in September and finished in December 2016.  This free program is in place worldwide, with 550 clubs in 55 countries including 115 U.S. locations.
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Piedmont Tech to Host State PBL Leadership Conference
GwdToday – April 4, 2017
The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been selected as the host college for the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference.
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SCC adds five new certificate programs, cancels one
Herald-Journal – April 4, 2017
Several new certificate programs will be added at Spartanburg Community College next academic year, and a program with low enrollment is being scrubbed from the curriculum.
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Manufacturers give students fresh look at area industries
The Item – April 2, 2017
Changing mindsets about industrial and manufacturing careers and planting seeds for the future were the major themes Friday at a manufacturing and technology expo in Sumter for area eighth-graders.
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Around the Nation


New York Adopts Free Tuition
Inside Higher Ed – April 10, 2017
SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition. But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.
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Texas lawmakers might let community colleges offer bachelor’s degrees
Community College Daily – April 10, 2017
In Texas, community college has long been a popular place to start working toward a bachelor’s degree. Soon, it may become a place to finish one, too.
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The next generation of STEM innovators
Community College Daily – April 10, 2017
What do the digital fabrication of a house to help alleviate homelessness and using viruses to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria have in common?
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Ohio colleges share success strategies
Community College Daily – April 7, 2017
When Ohio passed a law requiring every community college to develop and implement a completion plan – showing how they plan to improve student outcomes – the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) offered a helping hand.
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The ins and outs of a STEM entrepreneur
Community College Daily – April 6, 2017
On March 30, Daniel DeAvila, 24, and Gabriel DeAvila, 21, received a check for $17 from the first customer of U-Labs, the business they proposed this winter for the inaugural Entrepreneurial & Innovation Challenge at Indian River State College (IRSC).
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Year-Round Pell's Likely Return
Inside Higher Ed – April 6, 2017
Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.
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A better bridge
Community College Daily – April 5, 2017
A new partnership between a Northern Virginia community college and a local university not only aims to increase graduation rates and help students save time and money, it also hopes to meet the workforce needs of local employers.
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Cooling Off: Community College Culinary Programs Rise As Cooking School Enrollment Sags
Community College Week – April 5, 2017
With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, South Carolina, are committed to staying relevant and in demand.
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Hack, counter hack
Community College Daily – April 5, 2017
David C. Wajsgras focuses on the cyber world where most interactions are faceless, but he knows the importance of face-to-face meetings with students interested in careers in cyber security.
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Strong support for student aid
Community College Daily – April 5, 2017
As Congress prepares to start working on next year’s funding bills, higher education advocates are encouraging lawmakers to preserve federal student aid programs, in particular Pell grants and student loans.
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