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In South Carolina

 

Florence-Darlington Tech, Coker team up for Bridge Program
Morning News – June 27, 2017
Florence-Darlington Technical College and Coker College teamed up Tuesday with the signing of a bridge partnership that will make it easier for FDTC students to transfer to Coker College and earn their four-year degree.
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PTC Student Awarded the Countybank Foundation Scholarship
GwdToday – June 27, 2017
Piedmont Technical College student and Greenwood resident Samantha Long, center, was recently awarded the Countybank Foundation Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.
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Teijin helps state land top economic development honor
Index-Journal – June 27, 2017
Greenwood economic development officials are celebrating the region’s contributions that helped South Carolina earn a prestigious “Silver Shovel” recognition by a leading industry publication.
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Company leaders praise workers as ‘the heart of BMW’
Herald-Journal – June 26, 2017
Surrounded by spotlights and upbeat music, a sleek new BMW X3 model rolled on stage in front of a cheerful crowd during the company’s 25th anniversary event at the Spartanburg County plant Monday morning.
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Florence-Darlington Tech president becomes new Rotary Club leader
Morning News – June 26, 2017
The Florence Rotary Club held its annual changing-of-the-officers ceremony Monday at its weekly meeting.
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College has numerous funding opportunities for older adult students
The Item – June 25, 2017
Central Carolina Technical College's links with local school districts, including Sumter School District, to offer free tuition to high school graduates have become popular and well established, but not everybody knows about what opportunities exist for older, non-traditional students.
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Pushing 9,000 employees, BMW workforce is on the rise
The Greenville News – June 25, 2017
With a highly trained workforce at BMW Manufacturing in Greer that now exceeds 9,000 people, the German automaker has established itself not only as one of the biggest employers in the state but also one of its most important workforce development innovators.
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What South Carolina we can teach the nation about industrial recruitment
The State – June 25, 2017
The S.C. Technical College System’s readySC program is heralded across the nation as the premier economic development training program.
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Amy Byers, culinary arts director at SCC, shares chocolate pound cake recipe
Herald-Journal – June 24, 2017
Amy Byers enjoys helping students realize their culinary potential as much as she enjoys baking away in the kitchen.
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Clemson University research spurs spinoff medical technology company
GSABizWire.com – June 24, 2017
Research conducted at Clemson University’s Atomic and Medical Physics lab has led to the creation of a promising medical technology company whose mission is to drastically improve radiosurgery outcomes and costs.
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Business and community leaders recognized for financial support of MTC
MidlandsBiz – June 23, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) and the MTC Foundation recognized many of the college’s top loyal supporters and partners during its annual Celebration of Partnerships.
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Forever Changed
Upstate Business Journal – June 23, 2017
Carl Flesher Jr. recalls the moment he realized BMW changed South Carolina. Flesher was the first employee hired for the automaker’s first manufacturing plant outside its native Germany announced on June 23, 1992.
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Jobs coming to Sumter County with new housewares plant
The State – June 23, 2017
A supplier of housewares and other retail goods is locating its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Sumter County and bringing 88 jobs to the area.
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Lander, Piedmont Tech look to make transferring easy
Index-Journal – June 23, 2017
Moving from a two-year college to a four-year institution can be daunting for students who have to fret about which credit hours will transfer and how to enroll in a new school.
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Renishaw teams with Greenville Technical College to address skills gap
Plastics Today – June 23, 2017
Renishaw (West Dundee, IL), a global manufacturer of measurement, process control and other industrial equipment, and the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) at Greenville Technical College (GTC) in Greenville, SC, have partnered to address the manufacturing skills gap by training the next generation of engineers and machine operators.
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Listen Up
Upstate Business Journal – June 22, 2017
Shortly after I arrived in Greenville last fall and settled into my role as vice president of economic development and corporate training at Greenville Technical College, I met with the leader of a local company to determine how we could best work together.
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DTC administrator named to national leadership board
The Times and Democrat – June 21, 2017
Marcus D. Corbett, associate vice president for enrollment management services at Denmark Technical College, has been appointed to serve on the board of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.
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NETC and S.C. Ports Authority Highlighted At Industrial Appreciation Luncheon
The Dillon Herald – June 21, 2017
Northeastern Technical College and the S.C. Ports Authority were highlighted at The Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon and golf outing held recently at Twin Lakes Country Club.
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Piedmont Tech to make veterans’ tuition affordable
The Newberry Observer – June 21, 2017
College is going to be more affordable for veterans in the area thanks to a new initiative at Piedmont Technical College.
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PTC awards Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship
The Newberry Observer – June 21, 2017
Piedmont Technical College student and Prosperity resident Colin Capell, left, was recently awarded the Veterinary Technician of Excellence Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon.
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Ware Shoals Grad Readies for College with Dual Enrollment
GwdToday – June 21, 2017
Abby Pilgrim knows exactly what she wants to do with her future. And she knows the dual enrollment classes she took through Piedmont Technical College will help her get there.
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Ground broken for new baseball, softball fields at Florence-Darlington Tech
Morning News – June 20, 2017
Florence-Darlington Technical College is breaking ground on a new athletic complex, giving the school its first baseball and softball fields.
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Diane Sumpter named finalist for National Small Business Association Award
Carolina Panorama – June 15, 2017

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) announced that Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commissioner Diane E. Sumpter is one of five finalists for the 2017 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.
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Midlands Tech President Ron Rhames lauded for distinguished service
Carolina Panorama – June 15, 2017
Midlands Technical College (MTC) President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO).
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MTC Celebrates Business and Community Leaders’ Support of MTC
Metro Columbia CEO – June 14, 2017
Midlands Technical College and the MTC Foundation recognized many of the college’s top loyal supporters and partners during its annual Celebration of Partnerships.
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MTC Partnerships Provide Seamless Transfer for Students Aspiring to Earn Four-year Degree
Metro Columbia CEO – June 14, 2017
Recent partnerships with South Carolina State University and Columbia College highlight the many options available for higher education that begin at MTC.
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Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College Welcomes Diverse Acts in Sixth Season
Soda City Biz Wire – June 4, 2017
The Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) sixth season gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy a lineup of shows that have each been chosen for their potential to inspire, intrigue, and entertain.
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Around the Nation

 

Borrowers wait for promised college loan forgiveness
Community College Daily – June 27, 2017
Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.
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New Models for Community Colleges
Inside Higher Ed – June 27, 2017
Across the country, many students still lack access to a college option that fits their needs.
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Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses
Community College Daily – June 26, 2017
Jennifer Carr knows she’s not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction.
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Providing startup grants to startup companies
Community College Daily – June 26, 2017
Macomb Community College (MCC) in Michigan supports entrepreneurial innovation in a big way.
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Will Michigan’s Free-Tuition Guarantee Change the Game for Low-Income Students?
The Chronicle of Higher Education – June 15, 2017
Starting in January, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will guarantee free tuition for all in-state undergraduates with an annual family income of $65,000 or less.
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