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The Piedmont Education & Business Alliance recently hosted its ninth annual Guidance Standards and Career Development Workshop at Piedmont Technical College. The event drew more than 100 school counselors and career development professionals from 10 school districts in Abbeville, Clinton, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Ninety Six, Saluda and Ware Shoals.
Pleshette Elmore, director of Student Support Services at Piedmont Technical College, was recently selected as the Innovative Educator of the Month by Cengage Learning. A 1990 graduate of Lander University, Elmore spent four years at Self Regional Healthcare before becoming a caseworker and the coordinator at GLEAMNS.
Students in the Piedmont Technical College developmental studies program joined with the arts and sciences division to collect toiletry products and hygiene products for MEG’s House. More than 770 items were collected and delivered through the Greenwood Women’s Forum. The drive was an effort to promote community service.
The new practical nursing program for Piedmont Technical College based at the Laurens County Higher Education Center recently had its first class of graduates from the Laurens County program.
Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. There is an ever increasing acceptance of massage as a holistic approach to health care and health maintenance.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently made a generous $25,000 donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation.
Through a new program called Project Genesis, Piedmont Technical College is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.
“There is a crisis among African American males in education,” said Steve Coleman, director of Project Genesis. “Piedmont Technical College has recognized this crisis and we are working to provide a targeted group of men with the necessary resources for success.”
Through SC REACH for Success, a statewide network of Public Computer Centers (PCCs) has been established. For Piedmont Tech, this initiative means that computer labs at all seven campuses have been updated and are ready for public use.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for people in all seven counties we serve,” said Jennifer Wilbanks, dean of county campuses. “These PCCs will help us provide computer access to many people who otherwise would not have it.”
Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 26.