Special Initiatives

Ready to Work »

PTC's Ready to Work program is a 3 step pathway to great careers, designed to assist those who may have some challenges that have been preventing them from obtaining employment. The program includes: a three week job readiness workshop; the choice of two certificate programs in manufacturing; and an associate degree in Machine Tool Technology or Mechatronics Technology.

Call Me Mister »

The Call Me MISTER program at PTC, in partnership with Clemson University is designed to increase the number of black male educators in our region's classrooms. The mission of the Call Me MISTER national initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from diverse cultures and backgrounds to serve in economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

MODELS Academy »

MODELS Academy is a holistic mentoring and personal development program that addresses the social, academic, career and cultural development of African American males in grades 6-12. Members of MODELS Academy are prepared to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities. In order to facilitate a successful transition into careers, and into roles of leadership within the community, the program provides a holistic curriculum designed around career exploration, academic preparation and college readiness, personal growth and community service