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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Duke Energy grants boost FDTC, Governor's School and FMU
Morning News – May 30, 2017
Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students and the workforce of the future by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives.
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‘Once in a lifetime’: Teachers prepare to school students on total solar eclipse
The Times and Democrat – May 30, 2017
“This is a big event, literally once in a lifetime,” said Jennifer Fanning, a second-grade teacher at Edisto Primary School.
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Parrish hired as grants director at Spartanburg Community College
Herald-Journal – May 30, 2017
Rebecca Parrish was recently hired to be the new director of grants at Spartanburg Community College.
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WTC Nursing Assistant Pinning Ceremony
The Kingstree News – May 30, 2017
Five Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) graduates were honored during the recent 2017 Allied Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC).
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Apprenticeship Program Gives High School Students a Head Start in the Working World
SC Public Radio – May 29, 2017
Today's job market is changing rapidly, and whether the field is health care, advanced manufacturing or information technology, there are high paying jobs for trained workers with a two-year associate’s degree from one of South Carolina's technical colleges.
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Piedmont Tech employee inspired to enlist through veteran program
Index-Journal – May 29, 2017
Ryan Shelton-Benson had always liked the idea of joining the military.
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Whale Branch seniors earn college degrees along with high school diplomas
The Island Packet – May 29, 2017
Six Whale Branch Early College High School seniors picked up their high school diplomas Friday evening having already earned two years of college course credits.
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Greenville Tech offers new tool to help local culinary scene
The Greenville News – May 27, 2017
The Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Tech, in response to Greenville’s growing demand for higher skilled culinary professionals, is adding to its training model to reach more people and to offer more specialized and convenient instruction.
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Charleston Metro Chamber awards 25 scholarships to Trident Technical College
Palmetto Business Daily – May 26, 2017
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce awarded 25 scholarships to area school students planning to attend Trident Technical College.
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Williamsburg Technical College Nursing Assistant Pinning Ceremony
South Strand News – May 26, 2017
Five Nursing Assistant program graduates were honored during the recent 2017 Allied Health Sciences Pinning ceremony at Williamsburg Technical College.
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Williamsburg Technical College Phlebotomy pinning ceremony
South Strand News – May 24, 2017
Six Phlebotomy Program graduates were honored during the recent 2017 Allied Health Sciences Pinning ceremony at Williamsburg Technical College.
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Day of Service thanks local military
Bluffton Today – May 23, 2017
The Technical College of the Lowcountry said thanks to active military members and veterans Saturday at its Beaufort campus with a Day of Service event.
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Helen Rosemond-Saunders is awarded the S.C. Association of Technical College Commissioners
Independent Mail – May 23, 2017
Tri-County Technical College Commissioner Helen Rosemond-Saunders is the recipient of the S.C. Association of Technical College Commissioners award.
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Around the Nation


Double-Edged Sword of Dual Enrollment
Inside Higher Ed – May 31, 2017
For community colleges, high school students are a growing population to serve, but some fear a lack of financial base for the programs amid fears they may be masking large declines in other enrollments.
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Sexual orientation and mental health services
Community College Daily – May 30, 2017
College students who belong to sexual minority groups are more likely to seek help for mental health problems than their straight peers, but they still face many barriers to using on-campus mental health services, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
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Community Colleges Filling STEM Pipeline
U.S. News & World Report – May 27, 2017
Community colleges are playing an increasingly important role in providing students the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, skills they need for the thousands of jobs employers are having a hard time filling.
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Coming of Age
Community College Week – May 26, 2017
A glimpse at some of the statistics contained in the first-ever Digital Learning Compass report underscored an enrollment trend that has been perplexing community college leaders for several years.
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On the pathway to (law) success
Community College Daily – May 26, 2017
Santa Monica College (SMC) is celebrating the graduation of the first students in its Law Pathway Program, which prepares traditionally underrepresented students to become competitive applicants to law school.
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Downward enrollment trend continues
Community College Daily – May 24, 2017
Enrollments at community colleges continue to slide, but the pace of the decrease has also slowed down, according to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
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