• 10 Tips for Returning Adult Students

    April 18, 2013

    Changing careers in today’s economy can often mean returning to college to gain new skills to prepare for the evolving marketplace. Because of their close connection with employers, and their focus on providing training for the skills that businesses are looking for, technical colleges are often the first place career changers turn for assistance. Although thinking about returning to school can be intimidating for some, it's important for adult students to know that they'll be in good company.

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  • Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Makes $1 Million Entrustment to PTC

    April 17, 2013

    Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, a global leader in precision metrology solutions, has recently entrusted $1 million in software to Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County.

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  • Jobs at a Glance: Openings for April 2013

    April 16, 2013

    Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. This month's postings include positions for CNC programmers, information technology professionals, 3D Drafters and more. Check the Jobs at a Glance page regularly: new jobs are posted every week.

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  • Dual Enrollment Program Offers a Jump Start on College and Tuition Savings

    April 15, 2013

    While college affordability and increasing tuition rates continue to get headlines across the country, families in Piedmont Technical College’s service area have been taking advantage of one of the best deals in higher education for more than 10 years.

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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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