Saluda County

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.

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.”

PTC Graduates First EMT Certificate Class in Newberry

Piedmont Technical College and Lake Murray Public Safety in Prosperity recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Pictured are, front from left: Ronnie Connelly, instructor; Raylyn Wyrwas of Johnston; and Anna Moran of Prosperity. Back from left: Dustin Hatchell of Newberry; Thomas Noble of Newberry; James Arnold of Laurens; and Jody Perry of Pomaria. The students were part of the partnership developed to offer the EMT certificate at the Lake Murray Public Safety Complex to meet the need for local EMT training.

Associate Degree Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters Campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in May. 


Donors, Recipients Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

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

Pharmacy Technology Program Director Wins State Award

Clay Sprouse, pharmacy technology program director at Piedmont Technical College, has been named the 2015 South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP) Pharmacy Technician of the Year.

“This is a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers from across the state,” Sprouse said.

Piedmont Tech Honors Program Broadens Horizons in Costa Rica

The students in the Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College are living La Pura Vida – the pure life.

Thirteen students and five faculty members traveled to Costa Rica during spring break to broaden their horizons, learn about other cultures and provide community service. The trip was one of the enrichment opportunities available for students in the program.

“This was an experience you don’t get often in a lifetime,” said Toby Boster, an associate in arts student from Newberry. “You get the educational experience and the cultural exposure.”


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