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  • Career Planning: A Guide to Getting Started

    February 18, 2013

    If you’re not sure what career is the best fit for you, you’re not alone. People are often unsure of exactly what kind of career they want to pursue, and college students sometimes choose one major that they know about when another might be a better choice for their strengths. It can be helpful to spend some time exploring personal interests and abilities to identify what kind of career is the right fit for you.

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  • 6 Ways Apprenticeships Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

    February 14, 2013

    Did you know that apprenticeship is recognized nationally as 1 of 10 innovative workforce development best practices? Apprenticeship has evolved dramatically over the past 50 years and is now found in a wide variety of occupations.

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  • FAFSA Days at Piedmont Tech Help Students Prepare for College

    February 12, 2013

    February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a series of events designed to help college bound students understand the options that are available to them to make college more affordable.

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  • Earnings Still Higher for College Grads

    February 12, 2013

    In a normal economy, more education typically means lower unemployment and higher earnings. Although there’s been a lot of concern over the last few years about the value of a college education—particularly about recent college grads being unable to find work, the data is clear that graduates are better off with even some college.

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  • Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2012 Fall Semester

    February 8, 2013

    Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2012 fall semester have been recognized.

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  • How to Avoid Student Loan Debt and Get a Great Education

    February 7, 2013

    Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed $1 trillion—that’s more than the total owed by Americans on their credit cards or auto loans. Total student debt is more than five times what it was a dozen years ago.

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  • Why Starting at a Technical College Makes Sense – Now More than Ever

    February 5, 2013

    We all know how tough the job market has been for the last few years, and though it’s been showing signs of improvement, one fact remains: a college education gets more important to personal and professional success every year.

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  • Facts & Finds: 2013's Best Paying Jobs & More...

    January 31, 2013

    There's a ton of writing about careers and education on the web every month. Here are some of the articles we found most interesting this month: including 2013's best paying jobs, Laurens County's pro-active plan to develop a stronger workforce for the future, and more.

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  • PTC’s Newberry Campus Opens for Spring Classes

    January 31, 2013

    The new, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility in Newberry is open for business. Faculty and staff relocated to the new facility over the Christmas break from the old National Guard Armory and opened to the public January 2. Spring classes began January 16 with more than 650 students enrolled.

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  • New Approaches to Closing the Skills Gap

    January 31, 2013

    Although the concept of the skills gap is getting increasing coverage in the news lately, it’s an issue that Piedmont Technical College is constantly working to address. The college is working directly with companies throughout its seven county service region to launch several new programs designed to help ensure a ready pipeline of skilled workers.

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