Careers, College & You
While discussion about the state of the economy and the job market continues, good jobs, the kind that provide a living wage and benefits, go begging. Manufacturing jobs, for example, that can pay from $30,000 to $80,000 a year regularly go unfilled because employers can’t find workers with the right skills.
Life has been known to teach us many lessons. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get college credit for some of those lessons? Maybe you can. Piedmont Technical College offers exemption credit for military service, work or life experience to those who qualify.
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. This month's postings include multiple positions in funeral service; health care; and a wealth of positions in manufacturing and engineering. Check the Jobs at a Glance page regularly. New jobs are posted every week.
Over the last few years, many employers nationwide have noted difficulty with hiring qualified workers, citing the scarcity of the kinds of technical and soft skills that are critically important in contemporary manufacturing. One aspect of workforce development that can’t be overlooked is a focus on employee development and training.
It’s summer and people are planning for vacations every week. They plan where they are going to spend their time, what they are going to do when they get there and what they’re going to need to pack for the ultimate experience. They even plan for transportation.
Social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, BranchOut, Google+, YouTube and even the new kid on the block, Pinterest, offer you—the job seeker—the ability to leverage the power of your connections to generate leads for employment, extend your professional network and build your personal brand.
The promise of tax credits, higher level skills for employees, decreased turnover, improved productivity, and consistent training make the Apprenticeship Carolina program sound great for just about any company doing business in the state, doesn’t it?
Since opening in May 2012, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County has been used extensively by businesses in the county to train new and existing employees. Piedmont Technical College will be moving forward with the second phase of the Center in fall 2013.
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. This month's postings include multiple positions with Eaton; graphic design, accounting, health care & IT jobs; and a wealth of positions in manufacturing and engineering. Check the Jobs at a Glance page regularly. New jobs are posted every week.
In this month's Facts & Finds: Engineering careers top the earnings list for recent college grads, claiming 7 out of the top 10 spots in a recent salary survey; 11 great health care careers that require less than a bachelor's degree and more...