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  • PTC Board Approves Job-Ready Guarantee

    Piedmont Technical College Job-Ready Guarantee

    April 17, 2019

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Area Commission approved a new “Job-Ready Guarantee” policy at its April 16th meeting. The guarantee pledges that graduates will enter the workforce fully able to perform job-related skills learned as a part of their programs of study. The Job-Ready Guarantee represents PTC's commitment to the quality of its technical education programs. It assures employers that graduates of its Associate in Applied Science degree programs and completers of credit-bearing diploma programs and technical certificates have the knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully perform today’s job functions.

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  • The Charlie Foundation Establishes New Scholarship for PTC Students

    The Charlie Foundation Scholarship

    April 10, 2019

    Representatives from The Charlie Foundation, school officials and high school students recently gathered at Saluda High School to celebrate the launch of The Charlie Foundation Scholarship.

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  • 'One Book, One College' Explores 'The Good Food Revolution'

    Stephanie Turner of Uptown Market in Greenwood

    April 9, 2019

    In some neighborhoods, filling up on empty calories is the easiest way to fill an empty stomach. That’s because some neighborhoods exist in “food deserts” where healthy, fresh ingredients are hard to come by in the absence of full-service grocery stores or farmers markets. Author Will Allen recognized this and established an urban farm within walking distance of Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. His book, “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities,” is the featured selection for “One Book, One College” at Piedmont Technical College throughout the month of April.

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  • PTC Quality Enhancement Team Recognized for Innovative Work

    April 3, 2019

    Some students contemplating a health care major at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) can risk unnecessarily wasting time taking classes that don’t serve them without a clear focus on their eventual destination. For this reason, a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Team comprised of faculty, staff and selected students developed the CARE Planning Center to provide customized advising for pre-program health care majors who are beginning their requisite basic coursework. During its first semester last fall, the Center served 178 students, of whom 156 emerged with a solid degree plan ― a CAREplan. Because of this success, the PTC Area Commission has recognized the QEP Team as its Innovation Team of the Year for 2019.

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  • Get Accepted on the Spot April 16

    April 2, 2019

    It’s OK. You can cut in line without receiving dirty looks ― so long as you are participating in one of Piedmont Technical College’s “Instant Admission Days.” At these events, counselors are on hand to help students get accepted on the spot and quickly complete the enrollment process for the summer and fall 2019 semesters. Students will leave Instant Admission Day already enrolled and prepared to start classes. Our next Instant Admission Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, in Greenwood.

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  • PTC Names Tara Gonce Innovator of the Year

    March 28, 2019

    Tara Gonce understands her students; she was one herself, having graduated from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) many years ago with an associate degree in nursing. Like her students on their clinicals, she literally has walked in their hospital-white clogs. Gonce went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and today serves as PTC’s dean of health care. Because of her calm, creative problem-solving leadership, the PTC Area Commission has named Gonce its Innovator of the Year for 2019.

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  • SCTEA Honors PTC Outstanding Educators

    Dr. Brad Griggs, Karla Gilliam, and Bonnie Alger

    March 19, 2019

    Three Piedmont Technical College associates were honored as Outstanding Educators for the 2018-2019 academic year at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) convention, held Feb. 14-16, 2019, in Myrtle Beach.

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  • Piedmont Tech and SC Works Host Regional Job Fair March 21

    Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair is March 21

    March 12, 2019

    On-the-spot, face-to-face job interviews are guaranteed to everyone who attends the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, in Greenwood. That is the very nature of a job fair and the biggest networking advantage for participants.

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  • Horticulture Program Partners with Jackson & Perkins to Trial Novel Rose Varieties from New Zealand

    Piedmont Technical College Rose Trial

    March 6, 2019

    The Piedmont Technical College Horticulture Technology Program and Jackson & Perkins Roses and Park Seed have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to conduct the Jackson Perkins/PTC Horticulture Quarantine Rose Trial Program at the horticulture facilities on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

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  • Black History Month Speaker Describes How Benjamin Mays Bridged Racial, Political Chasms

    Chris Thomas

    March 5, 2019

    A young boy’s indoctrination into the ugliest manifestations of hate came at the tender age of 4. It haunted him throughout his life. “I remember a crowd of white men who rode up on horseback with rifles on their shoulders. I was with my father when they rode up, and I remember starting to cry,” Dr. Benjamin E. Mays wrote in the opening to his 1971 memoir titled Born to Rebel. “They cursed my father, drew their guns and made him salute, made him take off his hat and bow down to them several times.” They were lucky to escape with their lives.

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