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  • Machine Tool Technology: Training for a Skillset in High Demand

    April 11, 2013

    CNC programming and machining are two of the skill sets in the highest demand in the quickly expanding advanced manufacturing sector in South Carolina. In fact, employers need more machinists than they can find. Some expanding companies are even recruiting nationally for local positions.

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  • PTC to Host Well-Known Circus

    April 9, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College's Continuing Education division will host a brand new event Saturday, April 13. Circus Stella is a one-ring circus featuring husband and wife team Dextre Tripp and Jayna Lee with their performing puppies.

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  • Facts and Finds: Going to College Still Pays and More...

    April 9, 2013

    In this month's Facts & Finds: although the cost of a college education has been increasing, data shows that pursuing an education still pays off in earnings after graduation. For those headed toward a four year degree, research shows that almost half of the students across the U.S. who recently received a four-year degree had earned credit from a two-year college along the way.

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  • Piedmont Tech Hosts 31st Annual Employers Day

    March 27, 2013

    More than 200 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 31st annual Employers Day.

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  • Top 5 Excuses Adults Use Not to Go Back to College

    April 2, 2013

    You wake up every day to return to the same job you have been dragging yourself to for the past 10 years. However, you don’t see a way out. More sitting at a computer crunching numbers you don’t care about; or performing mind-numbing data entry; or performing work that, let’s face it, was fine 10 years ago, but is starting to wear on you physically now.

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  • Horticulture Program Welcomes New Coordinator

    March 29, 2013

    Josh Murdock grew up around agriculture. The Honea Path native experienced life around cattle and farming. But it was a high school agriculture teacher that put him on the path that led him to Piedmont Technical College as the new horticulture program coordinator.

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  • Introducing Career Coach

    March 28, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College is pleased to introduce Career Coach, a tool designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Powered by ZIP code-level labor-market data** and real-time job postings from Indeed.com, Career Coach was designed to be a self-guided resource for jobseekers that requires zero assistance to navigate.

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  • Career Snapshot: What is Machine Tool Technology?

    March 26, 2013

    The manufacturing sector has been making a big comeback in Upstate South Carolina, and one of the skillsets in the highest demand is machining and CNC programming. At the moment, there are more jobs out there than there are qualified people to fill them. In fact, the demand for machinists is at an all-time high: some companies are even recruiting nationally for local positions.

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  • HVAC Program Hosts Seminar

    March 20, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program recently hosted a seminar for students and local businesses on repairing A/C compressors.

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  • Making Real Connections is the Key to Job Search Success

    March 14, 2013

    A recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that during the Great Recession, unemployed people spent about half of their lost work hours on sleep and leisure activities. The amount they dedicated to finding a job? About one percent.

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