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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Central Carolina to honor Sumter's military members
The Item – May 23, 2017
The Sumter Veterans Association and Central Carolina Technical College will present their annual Memorial Day Ceremony honoring Sumter’s military service members at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Sumter Veterans Association Memorial Tree in front of Building M300 at the college.
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WTC graduates over 200
The Kingstree News – May 23, 2017
Degrees, diplomas and certificates were awarded to over 200 WTC students during Williamsburg Technical College’s annual graduation ceremony.
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WTC Phlebotomy Pinning Ceremony
The Kingstree News – May 23, 2017
Six Phlebotomy Program graduates were honored during the recent 2017 Allied Health Sciences Pinning ceremony at Williamsburg Technical College.
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FDTC's baseball team makes it to the World Series
WPDE-TV – May 22, 2017
Florence County, S.C. (WPDE) — Florence Darlington Technical College's baseball team has made it to the World Series for the first time in school history, according to Hunter Thomas, the school's public information's office.
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570 graduates celebrated
The Item – May 21, 2017
Central Carolina Technical College held two commencement ceremonies May 5 at the Sumter County Civic Center to accommodate nearly 570 graduates.
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Aiken Tech's new Giving Gala is set for Oct. 6
Aiken Standard – May 20, 2017
The Aiken Technical College Foundation will sponsor The Giving Gala at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation.
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Cancer survivor graduates from OCtech, celebrates finding her life's purpose
The Times and Democrat – May 20, 2017
Alice Houser’s bright smile and warm hugs are just part of what make her special. They are a testament to how appreciative she is for her life as a cancer survivor and now as a college graduate.
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7 MHS seniors receive associate degrees before their high school diplomas
The Manning Times – May 19, 2017
More than six dozen seniors at Manning High School will receive their high school diplomas in early June at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium.
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$1 million headed to HGTC
The Sun News – May 18, 2017
The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority is pledging $1 million to Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
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Apprenticeship Carolina surpasses key milestone
Columbia Regional Business Report – May 18, 2017
Apprenticeship Carolina, a program of the S.C. Technical College System, has surpassed its goal of 20,000 apprentices.
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Base Redevelopment Authority gives $1 million to improve HGTC Grand Strand Campus
Myhorrynews.com – May 18, 2017
Horry Georgetown Technical College just got a big boost to help improve the college's Grand Strand Campus.
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Caleb Boatwright, dual-enrollment Student, graduates Piedmont Technical College and Greenwood High School
Index-Journal – May 18, 2017
Caleb Boatwright was invited to the South Carolina State Board of Education on May 9th.
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South Carolina's apprenticeship initiative cracks growth milestone as new U.S. labor secretary advocates for on-the-job training
The Post and Courier – May 18, 2017
South Carolina's expanding apprenticeship initiative cracked a goal this week that it set a decade ago, when hardly anyone in the state signed up for on-the-job training programs.
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‘Be remarkable’: OCtech graduates encouraged to keep learning, striving
The Times and Democrat – May 17, 2017
“Listening and learning will make you a better leader,” South Carolina Technical College System President Dr. Tim Hardee told the graduating class of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Tuesday evening.
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Local students awarded Accelerate scholarships
The Summerville Journal Scene – May 17, 2017
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce awarded 25 area high school students with Accelerate Greater Charleston 2 (AGC) Scholarships.
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Michelin holds “Signing Day” for Technical Scholars program
MidlandsBiz – May 17, 2017
Michelin North America’s Lexington manufacturing site held a ‘Signing Day’ ceremony for area high school students who have been selected to further their education at Midlands Technical College, as part of Michelin’s Technical Scholar program.
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Night classes among new initiatives for PTC Automotive Program
Index-Journal – May 17, 2017
Responding to the needs of working adults as well as market trends, the Automotive Technology program at Piedmont Technical College is planning several changes for fall.
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Class of 2017 graduates from TCL
Bluffton Today – May 16, 2017
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort was filled with students, educators, families and friends Friday for the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s spring graduation.
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Midlands Technical College wins statewide Service Learning Award
MidlandsBiz – May 16, 2017
Camp Catch Your Breath of the Midlands, the Service Learning project of Midlands Technical College’s (MTC) Respiratory Care program, has received the annual Service Learning Award from the S.C. Commission on Higher Education (CHE).
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Around the Nation


A time to celebrate students’ success
Community College Daily – May 22, 2017
Community colleges across the country are celebrating their graduates this spring. For many students, getting to graduation didn’t come easy, which makes the pomp and circumstance of the commencement ceremony all the sweeter.
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An Affordable Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree
Inside Higher Ed – May 22, 2017
Despite the frequent loss of credits, transferring from a community college to a university is less expensive than starting at a four-year institution, a new study finds.
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DOL’s Acosta wants more apprenticeships
Community College Daily – May 22, 2017
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Friday made public-private apprenticeships his debut issue as President Trump’s point man on matching American workers with specific jobs.
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Signs of a Ceiling in Online Ed Market
Inside Higher Ed – May 22, 2017
Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.
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What Community Colleges Do That Universities Don’t
TIME – May 22, 2017
In tiny Watertown, South Dakota — in the middle of America — one community college is doing the unthinkable.
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The rise of dual enrollment
Community College Daily – May 18, 2017
There are more high school students taking courses for credit from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TCCC) in upstate New York than there are students at the college itself.
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Ditch the ‘T’ word
Community College Daily – May 16, 2017
Virginia Foxx is on a personal quest to nix the “T” word, as in “training.” The chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee recalls what a former professor told a student when he used “training” in a classroom discussion: “You train animals; You educate people.”
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