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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Legislature needs to invest in higher ed infrastructure
The Post and Courier – April 25, 2017
As another session of the General Assembly soon draws to a close, it’s worth nothing that for the first time in many years the state’s colleges and universities are unified in making a single piece of legislation a top priority – the capital improvement bond bill for higher education (House Bill 3722).
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On a roll: One year in, Kobelco ramps up production in Spartanburg County
Herald-Journal – April 23, 2017
It’s been nearly a year since Kobelco Construction Machinery USA opened its Moore plant, and business has met or exceeded all expectations.
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Outdoor entertaining focus of OCtech Foundation symposium
The Times and Democrat – April 23, 2017
Create the scene. Set the mood. Prepare the menu. Bring it all together for the ultimate outdoor gathering with tips and tricks you’ll learn at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s 13th annual Home and Garden Symposium on Wednesday, May 10.
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Cybersecurity competition pits S.C. schools against each other in simulated cyber warfare
Moultrie News (Charleston, SC) – April 22, 2017
The fifth annual Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition (PCDC) was held April 8-10 at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.
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Entrepreneur to speak at DTC graduation
The Times and Democrat – April 22, 2017
Tim Bowers, an author, entrepreneur and professional motivational speaker, will deliver the address at Denmark Technical College's 2017 Commencement on May 5.
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Technology Day at OCtech allows Brookdale students to explore interests
The Times and Democrat – April 22, 2017
Students are learning and experiencing the inner workings of computer technology fields at an early age.
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Aiken Technical College salutes 2016-17's top achievers
Aiken Standard – April 21, 2017
Claudia Sewell and Sara Rooney were among the top honorees Thursday evening at Aiken Technical College's annual awards night, recognizing the school's top performers in academia, leadership and service.
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ATC Foundation reaches Family Giving milestone
Aiken Standard – April 21, 2017
The Aiken Technical College Foundation reached a new milestone in its annual Family Giving Campaign this year, garnering 100 percent participation from full-time faculty and staff.
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Job search for 50+ workshop to be held April 27
Independent Mail – April 20, 2017
Begin the next step of your job search with a free 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers workshop on April 27 at the Tri-County Technical College Anderson QuickJobs Center.
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Piedmont Tech Early Care and Education hosts annual literacy event
Index-Journal – April 20, 2017
Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted an event to promote literacy for nearly 100 area preschoolers from Noah’s Ark, Mud Pies, Lifetime Discoveries, Children’s Courtyard and Learning Vine.
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Students need lottery grants to pay tuition
The Post and Courier – April 20, 2017
For thousands of our Trident Tech students who are struggling to get a college degree or new job skills to obtain higher paying jobs, the S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance program (SCLTA) is vital.
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FAFSA Week at Piedmont Tech Help Students Prepare for College
GwdToday – April 19, 2017
Piedmont Technical College is working to make it easier for students to attend college.
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FDTC softball team Stingers earn first NJCAA top-10 ranking
Morning News – April 19, 2017
The Florence-Darlington Technical College softball team has its sights set on making history but is taking it one day at a time to get there.
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HGTC hosts event to honor engineering: "The industry is here"
WPDE.com – April 19, 2017
On Wednesday, Horry Georgetown Technical College hosted their Ninth Annual Engineering Day for high school and college students.
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HGTC takes action against smoking on campus
The Sun News – April 19, 2017
Students can dip snuff at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. But starting in fall 2017, they won’t be allowed to smoke the stuff.
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Upstate girls encouraged to consider STEM careers
Upstate-Journal – April 18, 2017
Hundreds of girls from across the Upstate were encouraged Tuesday to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math by women who’ve found success in those fields.
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Dr. Arthur Coogler honors late wife with scholarships to Midlands Tech dental students
Cola Daily – April 17, 2017
In 2015 the Midlands Technical College Foundation received $50,000 to establish the Patricia Mogel Coogler Dental Sciences Endowed Scholarship.
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Every South Carolinian benefits from increasing Lottery Tuition Assistance for technical college students.
MidlandsBiz – April 13, 2017
Since the inception of the South Carolina Education Lottery more than 15 years ago, nearly 308,000 technical college students in the Palmetto State have benefited from Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA).
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Around the Nation


Ohio colleges collaborate for student success
Community College Daily – April 25, 2017
With state funding for community colleges in Ohio entirely based on performance, one would expect the colleges to be fiercely competitive with one another.
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Spotlight on Vocational Training
Inside Higher Ed – April 25, 2017
Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance.
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ASAP Expands North and West
Inside Higher Ed – April 24, 2017
Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.
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Going All In on Tesla
Community College Week – April 24, 2017
After months of scouting about the western United States for a location for the world’s largest battery factory, or “gigafactory,” electric car maker Tesla Inc. finally settled on 980 acres of rocky, barren, desert land east of Reno, Nevada.
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Early challenges, successes on guided pathways
Community College Daily – April 23, 2017
Community colleges engaged in creating guided pathways for students are facing some expected challenges — from difficult conversations with faculty, to improving career counseling — but the changes are yielding results, even early on in their efforts.
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Fighting for ‘the others’
Community College Daily – April 22, 2017
Encouraging community colleges to stay the course in serving students most in need, especially in times of uncertainty, was a common message among speakers during the opening plenary of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual convention.
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Enrollment Declines, Transfer Barriers: Community College Presidents’ Survey
Inside Higher Ed – April 21, 2017
Six in 10 leaders of community colleges say their enrollments have declined in the past three years, including 21 percent who say enrollment is down by 10 percent or more, according to Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of Community College Presidents.
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Full-Time Finishers
Inside Higher Ed – April 19, 2017
A growing body of research shows that full-time college students are more likely to graduate, yet experts caution against policies that neglect part-time students.
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