Project Genesis

“Project Genesis: Where Success Begins” is funded by a Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The initiative will focus on recruiting, retaining, and graduating African American male students in the associate in arts, criminal justice, computer technology, industrial electronics technology and heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology programs. The program consists of intensive case management, including academic monitoring/support, financial aid literacy/support, Individual Graduation Plans, Summer Bridge programs, contextual learning, career exploration, peer and civic mentoring programs.

For more information on Project Genesis, contact Steve Coleman at (864) 941-8603 or

Connections Conference

The 2015 Minority Male Connections Conference will be held at Piedmont Technical College on June 24-25, 2015. This conference is to share best practices in improving academic and personal outcomes for African American males in college, and help Black male high school students and their families understand the value of Technical Education, opportunities, and resources. To register for the conference, click here.


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