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  • Piedmont Tech Newberry Campus Offers 'Touchless' Voter Registration

    Sara Perry

    September 17, 2020

    Good luck trying to coax a busy college student to complete a long paper form and (ugh!) find stamps to (gasp!) mail it to the state’s voter registration office. It’s just not likely to happen. Paper is so last millennium, to say nothing of germ-harboring writing implements. Piedmont Technical College staffers Beth Jaeger, Lisa Toland and Sara Perry had a challenge on their hands — how to encourage students to participate in our democracy.

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  • PTC Education Students Get First Day of Teaching Experience in Classroom

    Caroline Falls

    September 15, 2020

    It was the first day of first grade for Caroline Falls. She quickly reviewed her checklist: Hand sanitizer, check. Crayons, check. The eager 20-year-old Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Early Care and Education (ECE) major was truly stoked to begin her formal field experience at Hodges Elementary School on August 24. Any first-day nerves she may have harbored evaporated the moment she met her supervising teacher.

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  • Students Get First Experience of O'Dell Center

    Dylan Davenport

    September 10, 2020

    Several fall-semester industrial technology students at Piedmont Technical College got a whiff of that unmistakable “new-building smell” at the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence in Greenwood the first week of classes last month. The building is nearly complete (some large-scale equipment is still being installed and a few punch-list items), but its shiny new facilities are open already for welding and machine tool classes.

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  • New Piedmont Tech Course Provides Overview of SC Legal System

    September 8, 2020

    Because so much of America gets its legal education from television, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Continuing Education Division is partnering with the South Carolina Bar to offer an online course this fall titled Law School for Non-Lawyers.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Students Honored for Excellence at Virtual Ceremony

    August 27, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently honored the achievements of more than 30 conscientious student leaders via a virtual 46th Annual Student Awards and Recognition Program broadcast live over Facebook last month.

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  • Piedmont Tech Introduces Advanced Welding Certificate

    August 13, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Welding Program Director Jim Ladd knows you can’t start a fire without a spark. Not everyone who signs up for welding begins carrying a passionate fire for the profession. Sometimes the best way to approach it is in calculated steps. That’s why PTC this fall is introducing a new Advanced Welding Certificate, which moves students into the workplace sooner so they can practice their craft while contemplating whether to continue to an associate degree.

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  • Student from Newberry County Receives Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

    August 12, 2020

    Heather Deel of Pomaria in Newberry County, a student at Piedmont Technical College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She is majoring in business administration/accounting.

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  • Student from Greenwood Receives Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

    August 11, 2020

    Dorothy Holmes of Greenwood, a student at Piedmont Technical College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She is majoring in administrative office technology.

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  • Manufacturing Job Readiness Workshop Set to Begin August 24 in Abbeville, Edgefield and Laurens

    August 5, 2020

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Economic Development and Continuing Education (ConEd) Division has scheduled its next multi-session Manufacturing Job Readiness Pre-Employment Workshop to begin on Monday, August 24, 2020, for job-seekers in Abbeville, Edgefield and Laurens.

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  • Interest in Real Estate Profession Growing at PTC

    July 28, 2020

    Those pondering a change in career during this time of isolation might want to consider a field that has been relatively unaffected by the pandemic. One of those is real estate. And the Continuing Education Program at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has just the thing to help aspiring real estate agents get started.

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