Abbeville County

PTC Dual Enrollment and Middle College Programs Offer a Jump Start on College

While college affordability continues to get headlines across the country, families in Piedmont Technical College’s service area have been taking advantage of one of the best deals in higher education for more than 10 years.

PTC’s dual enrollment program, which allows high school students to earn college credit while still in high school, has grown significantly over the last several years. In the fall 2014 semester alone, the program enrolled 700 high school students in 20 locations throughout the seven-county area that PTC serves.

Machine Tool Technology Program Acquires New Software

The manufacturing industry continues to add new technological advances at a rapid pace. The machine tool technology program at Piedmont Technical College has recently added two new software programs to insure the graduates will be prepared.

In 2013, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, a global leader in precision metrology solutions, entrusted $1 million in software to Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County. Now, two years later, the company has made that trust a donation.

Scholarships Presented at Recent Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

 

Colgate-Palmolive Signs Agreement with readySC and Piedmont Tech

During a recent signing ceremony, representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and Colgate-Palmolive solidified an agreement between the three entities concerning training at the company.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with Colgate-Palmolive,” said Susan Heath, senior area director of readySC. “This agreement formalizes our promise to provide quality, entry-level training for the company’s employees.”

Piedmont Tech Instructor Finds the Right Path in Building Construction Technology

Bobby Roche tried many options in his search for his perfect career before he found his love with building construction technology (BCT). Now, 17 years later, he can’t imagine doing anything else.

Scholarship Luncheon Recognizes Donors, Recipients

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

PTC Provides Summer Guidance Institute to Area Counselors

Piedmont Technical College and Duke Energy South Carolina are currently presenting a Summer Guidance Institute designed to provide guidance counselors from the college’s seven county service region with a stronger understanding of the college’s program offerings and how they directly relate to the needs of employers in our region. Seventeen counselors representing 8 school districts attended the first week’s session. Theo L.

Early Care and Education Program at PTC Earns NAEYC Re-Accreditation

The Early Care and Education (ECD) program at Piedmont Technical College has received re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC has granted accreditation to 170 associate degree programs in 32 states nationwide since 2006.

Teaching, a New Experience for Amaya

Engineering was always the dream career for Evan Amaya. He just never planned to teach it.

“I never thought I would ever teach in a million years,” Amaya said. “It’s not something that I ever considered doing.”

Scholarships Presented at Recent Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

 

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