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SC Technical College System

In South Carolina


Business leader to speak at WTC commencement
The Kingstree News – May 9, 2017
Brunson Cooper, managing director of Corenic Construction Group and former Hemingway native, will serve as guest speaker at the Williamsburg Technical College commencement on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m., on the college campus.
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Column: Everyone wins by increasing Lottery Tuition Assistance for students
Columbia Regional Business Journal – May 8, 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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Dirt being moved for Tri-County Tech’s Oconee County campus
GSA Business Report – May 8, 2017
Work is underway at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park to prepare the land for a new Tri-County Technical College campus.
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More than 2,500 degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded at Midlands Technical College commencement
MidlandsBiz – May 8, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) awarded more than 2,500 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to students from more than 100 academic programs. It is one of the largest graduating classes in the college’s history.
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Spring nurses pinning ceremony held at Aiken Technical College
Aiken Standard – May 8, 2017
While working as an emergency medical technician, Benjamin Warner wanted to do more for patients than just treat them quickly and drop them off at the hospital, so he enrolled at Aiken Technical College to study nursing.
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Tri-County Tech honors alumna, teacher
Independent Mail – May 7, 2017
Sandra Williams has received the Tri-County Technical College 2017 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award.
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Welding students compete
The Item – May 7, 2017
Six of CCTC's welding students competed in the South Carolina Technical College 35th Annual Welding Skills Competition held at Spartanburg Community College on April 20-21.
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'Nursing is tough'
Eileen Klang tells her story to inspire students at Florence-Darlington Technical College
Morning News – May 6, 2017
Eileen Klang started as a nurse's aide and worked her way up. She joined the faculty at Florence-Darlington Technical College in July of 2016  as a clinical and lecture professor for nursing students.
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Sandra Williams receives Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award at Tri-County Technical College
UpstateBizSC – May 6, 2017
Sandra Williams, a certified surgical technician who teaches in Tri-County Technical College’s Surgical Technology program, received the College’s 2017 Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award today (May 4).
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Spring Spin-Off show brings 300-car whirlwind to North Charleston campus
The Post and Courier – May 6, 2017
Al Wenzel enjoys the annual car show at Trident Technical College so much that he brought multiple vehicles to the event April 29.
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304 graduate from Piedmont Technical College, including 19 high schoolers
Index-Journal – May 5, 2017
More middle college students graduated Thursday than Piedmont Technical College has ever seen walk across the stage.
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Columbia College, Midlands Tech hope to attract students with new bridge program
The State – May 5, 2017
Two colleges in South Carolina’s capital city hope to attract new students through a program that bridges their academic offerings.
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Piedmont Tech Recognizes Employees for 390 Years of Service
GwdToday – May 5, 2017
Awards for service to Piedmont Technical College totaling 390 years were presented at a recent luncheon.
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State board awards $400,000 in grants to train inmates
Columbia Regional Business Journal – May 5, 2017
The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to Trident Technical College and the Upstate Workforce Investment Board.
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Culinary Institute offers summer cooking classes in Myrtle Beach
WBTW-TV – May 4, 2017
Chef Joseph Bonaparte joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. on Thursday to talk about the new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Watch the video for more details about the below information.
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Lexington Co. student earns college degree before high school diploma
The State – May 4, 2017
An Airport High School student was able earn an associates degree before her high school graduation.
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More than 2,500 walk at Midlands Technical College commencement, first honorary degrees ever
Cola Daily – May 4, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) awarded more than 2,500 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to students from more than 100 academic programs. It is one of the largest graduating classes in the college’s history.
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New PTC Class Addresses Growing Demand for Registered Behavior Technicians
GwdToday – May 4, 2017
Responding to community needs, Piedmont Technical College has introduced a new class for registered behavior technicians (RBT).
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Students honored at PTC awards ceremony
Index-Journal – May 4, 2017
At Piedmont Technical College’s 43rd annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 40 student leaders.
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Teen Gets Midlands Tech Degree Before High School Graduation
WLTX-TV – May 4, 2017
A  Midlands teen has earned a degree from Midlands Tech before she graduates from high school.
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Five Darlington High students will graduate high school, Florence-Darlington Tech at same time
Morning News – May 3, 2017
Five Darlington High School students will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College during Commencement on May 11.
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Trident Tech's Grocery Vault helping to address hunger on campus
The Post and Courier – May 3, 2017
“The report surveyed more than 33,000 students at 70 two-year institutions in 24 states and found that two-thirds struggle with food insecurity (and) one-third are regularly hungry.”
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Spartanburg Community College Foundation receives $20,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation
Herald-Journal – May 2, 2017
The Spartanburg Community College Foundation recently received a $20,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the creation and implementation of a new Front End Web Developer program designed to address regional workforce skill-set gaps and provide local residents an opportunity to begin a career in the high demand web profession.
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TCL looking for $12.5M to build Buckwalter Place culinary institute
Island Packet – May 2, 2017
Tourists coming to Beaufort County want to eat at great restaurants. But what if there aren’t enough well-trained employees to staff those restaurants?
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Around the Nation


Demanding Results on Transfer
Inside Higher Ed – May 9, 2017
Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.
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Colleges reach out to homeless
Community College Daily – May 8, 2017
Angel Woods, 26, a 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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Colleges save money on energy
Community College Daily – May 5, 2017
Faced with declining public funds and less tuition revenue because of lagging enrollments, many community colleges are looking for ways to curb spending to balance their books.
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From For-Profits to Community Colleges
Inside Higher Ed – May 5, 2017
A new paper finds students don’t leave postsecondary education when the for-profit institution they attend is sanctioned by federal agencies. They move into the public sector.
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