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Foster Named Associate VP of Institutional Assessment and Compliance

Aug
15
2012

Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has named Dr. Donna Foster the college’s Associate Vice President of Institutional Assessment and Compliance.

Foster joined the college in 1992 as the developmental mathematics coordinator and a member of the math faculty. Most recently, she served as dean of arts and sciences.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts Open House

Aug
13
2012

The new PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. More than 200 people braved the stormy weather to tour the new facility in Laurens County.

"This project resulted from the combined effort of a lot of organizations working together toward a common goal, a goal that will ultimately provide good jobs to a lot of our fellow South Carolina citizens," said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech.

Piedmont Tech Signs Agreement with readySC and ZF Group

Aug
10
2012

Representatives from Piedmont Technical College, readySC and the ZFGroup took advantage of the Open House festivities at the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens to solidify the agreement between the three entities concerning all training for the company.

“This agreement that confirms our commitment to work collaboratively to provide the training for ZF employees,” said Susan Heath, area director for readySC.

Piedmont Technical College Holds Summer Commencement Exercises

Aug
07
2012

The Multipurpose building at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 2

Jul
30
2012

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 2. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, business and information technology, industrial and engineering technology graduates. A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held for health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the Multipurpose building at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

Piedmont Technical College Welding Classes in Laurens Open

Jul
25
2012

The partnership formed between Piedmont Technical College and Laurens District 55 has proven to be a successful venture and the third offering of the program is now open for registration.

Piedmont Tech Scholarships Helping Produce Successful Grads

Jul
19
2012

Piedmont Technical College offers the lowest tuition cost of any college within the region, but for many students, even affordable tuition rates may seem out of reach. Assistance is available in many forms, including one of the newest scholarship programs, the Hi-Tech Scholars Program.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Featured on WSPA

Jul
19
2012

Rusty Denning, associate V.P. of Continuing Education, discusses the programs at the new center in Laurens County, which are taking students now for the Fall term. To learn more about the QuickSkills program, click here or call Wanda Hill at (864) 682-3703.

PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing Opens for Classes

Jun
25
2012

center for advanced manufacturingThe Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County is now open for business.

The Center opened in late May by providing three training programs for two local companies in the first week of operation, and the facility has been bustling ever since. 

PTC Launches QuickSkills Training Program for ZF Group

Jun
21
2012

Piedmont Technical College has collaborated with ZF Group to design three certificates that will prepare students directly for entry-level employment at the new transmission facility in Laurens County.