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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Teen follows father as OCtech graduate; he is also graduating high school this year
The Times and Democrat – May 16, 2017
Robert Tanner Hallman has always had a healthy curiosity about the way the world works.
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Like to study? Charleston County students get chance to enroll in new Early College High School
The Post and Courier – May 15, 2017
Are you a Charleston County middle school student who wants to tackle high school and college at once? If so, you've got about two weeks to act.
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Greenville Tech teaches students advanced manufacturing skills with new interactive exhibits
Upstate Business Journal – May 12, 2017
The Bridge to Learning aims to showcase advance manufacturing career opportunities to area middle and high school students.
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Record number of HGTC grads march at commencement
Myhorrynews.com – May 12, 2017
Destiny Watts didn't expect to graduate from Horry Georgetown Technical College's paralegal program.
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Winn-Dixie property transfer gets final approval
Herald-Advocate – May 12, 2017
This week, Marlboro County Council completed the process of transferring ownership of the old Winn-Dixie building on Oakwood Street in Bennettsville to Northeastern Technical College (NETC).
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Florence-Darlington Tech awards nearly 500 degrees
Morning News – May 11, 2017
Commencement speaker Tina C. Woodard gave Florence-Darlington Technical College graduates four principles for success at Thursday’s ceremony: persist, adapt, lead and thrive.
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Midlands Technical College and Columbia College formalize, expand programs for transfer students
MidlandsBiz – May 11, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) and Columbia College (CC) have formalized a bridge agreement that will allow a seamless transition into Columbia College for MTC students who aspire to earn a four-year degree.
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Piedmont Tech offers summer opportunity for visiting students
Index-Journal – May 11, 2017
Summer breaks are important for college students. They’re a time to unwind, have a little fun and focus on more than just school.
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Programs offer free school and paid part-time work
The Item – May 11, 2017
Central Carolina Technical College has started another initiative it thinks will be a "win-win" for the community and local business and industry.
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TCL hosting appreciation event for military, veterans
The Beaufort Gazette – May 11, 2017
Active duty military men and women, veterans, and their families are invited to a free barbecue hosted by the Technical College of the Lowcountry at its second annual Day of Service event from 1 to 4 p.m. May 20.
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Entertaining symposium raises funds for OCtech
The Times and Democrat – May 10, 2017
More people than ever attended Wednesday's 13th annual OCtech Foundation Home and Garden Symposium, organizers say.
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FDTC Foundation sponsors golf tournament for scholarships
Morning News – May 10, 2017
The Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation will hold its 15th annual College Golf Classic and Corporate Challenge on May 18 at Traces Golf Course in West Florence.
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Linda Cobb: SCC student has a passion for horticulture
Herald-Journal – May 10, 2017
Spartanburg Community College’s horticulture program prepares students for a career in garden cultivation and management, and one of those students is Josh Guerrero.
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Midlands Tech, Columbia College strengthen bridge program
Columbia Regional Business Report – May 10, 2017
Midlands Technical College and Columbia College announced Wednesday a bridge agreement that will allow a transition into Columbia College for MTC students seeking to earn a four-year degree.
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MTC: More Than 2,500 Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates Awarded to Proud Graduates
Metro Columbia CEO – May 10, 2017
Thousands of proud MTC students and family members filled auditoriums this graduation season celebrating commencement exercises and pinning ceremonies honoring the hard work and achievements of Midlands Technical College students.
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TTC’s Youth Apprenticeship Program A Continuing Success – Apply Now
The Charleston Chronicle – May 10, 2017
Trident Technical College now is accepting applications for the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program.
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ATC graduates fulfill passions, lifelong dreams
Aiken Standard – May 9, 2017
Sara Rooney, who graduated with honors Tuesday from Aiken Technical College, said she is “all the reasons why you should not have finished college.”
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Free tuition may be in local students’ future
The Kingstree News – May 9, 2017
Senator Ronnie Sabb (Dist. 32) brought some good news to students working to achieve their degrees. He said though the legislation is not yet etched in stone, lawmakers are working to make two-year degrees free.
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Midlands Technical College and Columbia College Formalize A Bridge Agreement
Columbia Business Monthly – May 9, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) and Columbia College (CC) have formalized a bridge agreement that will allow a seamless transition into Columbia College for MTC students who aspire to earn a four-year degree.
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Veterans awarded scholarships at Aiken Tech
Aiken Standard – May 9, 2017
Eight veterans were among the 100-plus scholarships that were awarded during Aiken Technical College Awards Night conducted on April 20.
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NETC Foundation receives $149k donation from Economic Development Alliance
May 2017
The Northeastern Technical College (NETC) Foundation recently received a generous $149,000 donation from the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance (CCEDA) to help foster economic development in Chesterfield County through NETC's workforce development initiatives.
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Around the Nation


Push for 'Unit Records' Revived
Inside Higher Ed – May 16, 2017
Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns.
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House Democrats ‘Aim Higher’ on education
Community College Daily – May 15, 2017
House Education and Workforce Committee Democrats launched the Aim Higher campaign Monday to help increase college access, affordability and completion for Americans.
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The Future of the College Presidency
Inside Higher Ed – May 15, 2017
Citing a shrinking talent pool and a retirement boom, a panel of campus leaders convened by the Aspen Institute lays out what the changing job requires and who might fill it.
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Serving students with housing challenges
Community College Daily – May 12, 2017
Angel Woods, a 26-year-old recovering addict, plans to enroll in a nursing program in San Diego City College in California after completing a parent education and child development course at the San Diego Rescue Mission.
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Mixed Views on Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed – May 11, 2017
Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.
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People Esteem Community Colleges but Question How Well Higher Ed Serves Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education – May 11, 2017
The American public has mixed feelings about how well colleges serve the needs of students, according to the results of a poll released on Thursday by New America, a nonpartisan think tank.
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Prepped for opportunities in the smallest of worlds
Community College Daily – May 11, 2017
Butler County Community College (BC3) sophomore Ross Black has his sights set on that which the naked eye can’t see, matter 100,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair.
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Public has positive opinion of community colleges
Community College Daily – May 11, 2017
Americans appear to have a strong positive view of community colleges in regards to their importance to the workforce, value and ability to prepare students for success, according to a new survey that New America will release today.
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Tennessee makes community college free for all adults
CNN Money – May 11, 2017
Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to make community college free for all adults.
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