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In South Carolina

 

Local dentist honors late wife with scholarships for Midlands Technical College dental students
MidlandsBiz – April 17, 2017
“My wife said, ‘Don’t forget me,’” said Coogler. “With an endowed scholarship like this, she cannot be forgotten. This will help people indefinitely in the program.”
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OCtech Foundation's Home and Garden Symposium May 10
The Times and Democrat – April 16, 2017
Plan the perfect garden party using tips to “scape, style and sip” from the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s 13th annual Home and Garden Symposium.
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Lottery tuition assistance critical to workforce
The State – April 15, 2017
Developing South Carolina’s workforce is a vital part of what the 16 technical colleges of the S.C. Technical College System do daily.
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York County has the jobs, but students need the skills, experts say
The Herald – April 15, 2017
York County has the jobs, but experts say more needs to be done to prepare students and others to enter the workforce.
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Bea Walters Smith named director of advancement of SCC Foundation
Herald-Journal – April 14, 2017
Bea Walters Smith was recently named the new executive director of advancement for the Spartanburg Community College Foundation.
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BEN DILLARD: More lottery money for tuition assistance would pay dividends
Morning News – April 13, 2017
The Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) program has filled a vital role in improving access to education for South Carolina students.
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DTC students showcase drone for legislators
The Times and Democrat – April 13, 2017
Denmark Technical College was among the exhibitors at the System Legislative Luncheon on April 5, sponsored by the South Carolina Technical College System in Columbia.
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Florence-Darlington Tech students get advice on transferring to 4-year institutions
Morning News – April 13, 2017
Representatives from more than 10 colleges and universities came from across the state to Florence-Darlington Tech’s 5000 building on Wednesday to talk to students about transferring to a four-year institution.
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Greenwood Voiture Local 435 Earns Place on Wall of Honor
Index-Journal – April 13, 2017
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Greenwood Voiture Local 435 for their cumulative contributions in support of the college.
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OCtech nursing program ranks among best in state
The Times and Democrat – April 13, 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are ranked among the best in South Carolina, according to websites dedicated to the professions.
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PTC offers instant admission to qualified students on April 18
Index-Journal – April 13, 2017
Piedmont Technical College will be offering Instant Admission Day for summer 2017.
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A 32 pound chocolate egg is uniting the Grand Strand baking community
WPDE.com – April 12, 2017
This is a story that will crack you up. The egg-cellent bakers over at Horry Georgetown Technical College have laid a giant chocolate egg and we had no trouble hunting for it!
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ATC students explore employment opportunities
Aiken Standard – April 12, 2017
A Career Fair was held Wednesday at Aiken Technical College where more than 50 possible employers attended the fair which was free and open to the public.
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Nationally known entrepreneur to speak at Florence-Darlington Tech 2017 graduation
Morning News – April 12, 2017
Nationally known entrepreneur and South Carolina native Dr. Tina Woodard will be the 2017 Florence-Darlington Technical College Commencement Speaker.
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Pet Adoption Day set at Tri-County Tech
Independent Mail – April 12, 2017
The Tri-County Technical College veterinary technology department will present a Pet Adoption Day 2-6 p.m. on April 19.
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SCC receives $20K grant to start web development program
Herald-Journal – April 12, 2017
The Spartanburg Community College Foundation has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to create a new front-end web developer program.
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Seven Darlington County Institute of Technology students earn youth apprenticeships
Morning News – April 12, 2017
The Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT) has been working with the South Carolina Youth Apprenticeship Program to find area businesses willing to hire students as youth apprentices.
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College announces Economic Visionary award recipients
GSA Business Report – April 11, 2017
Spartanburg Community College recently recognized four companies for “significant contributions in transforming the Upstate business community.”
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Piedmont Tech PBL Hosts Leadership Conference, Wins Awards
GwdToday – April 11, 2017
The Piedmont Technical College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently hosted the organization’s 2017 State Leadership Conference.
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Students learn STEM skills in networking, cybersecurity competition
Charleston Regional Business Journal – April 11, 2017
More than 450 high school and college students sharpened their cybersecurity skills during the fifth annual Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition, which took place over the weekend at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.
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Around the Nation

 

20 colleges join California Guided Pathways Project
Community College Daily – April 17, 2017
Twenty community colleges will participate in the California Guided Pathways Project, an effort to increase college completion that is modeled after the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project.
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Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics
Community College Daily – April 17, 2017
With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them fixed.
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N.Y.'s Tuition-Free Dream Meets Details
Inside Higher Ed – April 17, 2017
Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.
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Headed for Home | Many MLB Stars Launched Careers at Community College
Community College Week – April 15, 2017
Later this month, when the National Football League conducts its annual draft, the top pick by the Cleveland Browns will immediately become the face of his franchise and instantly earn millions of dollars.
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Immigrant Tuition Break Gaining Unexpected Support in Tennessee
Community College Week – April 15, 2017
A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration.
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Clinton lauds free N.Y. tuition plan as a progressive first
Community College Daily – April 14, 2017
Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
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Faculty help students save $1M in textbook costs
Community College Daily – April 14, 2017
Portland Community College’s open educational resources (OER) movement has paid off for students. Literally.
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Tenn. House passes bill focused on free community college for adults
Community College Daily – April 14, 2017
The Tennessee House on Thursday passed a bill to enable older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge.
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A Marketplace in Confusion
Inside Higher Ed – April 13, 2017
New York's private colleges and universities don't know what to expect under the state's free tuition program for students attending public colleges.
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